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Civil War Ames Model 1860 Staff and Field Officer Sword belonging to Captain William Geary, 109th and 111th Pennsylvania Volunteers, acommpanied by Captain Geary's discharge papers and a possibly period cloth wrap for sword and scabbard. THe sword is marked Ames, Chicopee, Massachusetts at base of the blade, with lightly engraved symbols on the blade including the eagle with shield and other military trophy emblems. Folding brass guard cast with shield and trophies on one guard and the American eagle with shield on the other, shagreen wire wrapped grip. Metal scabbard with brass fittings with inset leaf designs and a star design on one side of the drag and flag with arrows design on other side. 37 1/2" total length, blade length 29". Additional items – a possibly period cloth wrap for sword and scabbard as well as two Muster Out Roll Calls for William Geary. The first muster out roll for 1863 as the rank of Sergeant with the 109th regiment and the second muster out roll for July 19 1865 as the rank of Captain with the 111th regiment. Condition: Sword in overall very good condition with blade smooth and gray with no rusting or pitting, engraving evenly worn. Brass mounts and hilt retain most of the original surface, light oxidation of metal scabbard at drag. Muster Rolls with expected creases and minor separations.