Sword w/scabbard

Sword w/scabbard
Title
Sword w/scabbard
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Steel, brass, fish skin, gilding; leather, brass, gilding
Dimensions 
Overall: 39 x 5 x 3 1/8 in. ( 99.1 x 12.7 x 7.9 cm )
Description 
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with three-quarter length fuller and etched eagle insignia framed by scroll design on obverse and initials "U.S." framed by similar design on reverse; gilded brass half-basket hilt with openwork scroll motif on obverse side; grip covered in fish skin and wrapped with wire; helmet-shaped pommel with leaf border centering a flower; leather scabbard with two gilded brass carrying rings and asymmetrical drag.
Credit Line 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number 
1953.148ab
Marks 
etched: on obverse of blade near hilt: "W. H. Horstmann / & Sons / Philadelphia" in relief: on raised panel on scabbard throat (reverse side): "HORSTMANN / & / SONS / MAKERS / PHILAD'A"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this sword was worn by Captain [Louis B.?] Rader of Company C, 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group