Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War
SWORDS AND SCABBARDS
- Staff and Field Officer (Model of 1850)
Staff and field officers could choose between the older
model 1850 or the new lighter model 1860 sword.
- Staff and Field Officer (Variation)
- Medical and Pay Department Officers (Model of 1840)
- Noncommissioned Officers (Model of 1840)
These were not often worn in the field, but the Army contracted
for 52,000 of them. Many were put to other uses after the war.
They were worn by sergeants of foot units, mounted sergeants
wore sabers prescribed for cavalry or light artillery.
MORE: Introduction to Swords
Cavalry and Light Artillery Sabers
NCO Sword Hilt Detail
First Sergeant wearing NCO Sword
Inspector's Marks on Swords
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