HIGH GRADE M1850 INSPECTED FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD BY AMES MFG. CO., PRESENTED TO LT. AMOS KENNEY, 46TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY

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Manufactured: Chicopee, Mass

Maker: Ames Mfg. Co.

Year: 1862 presentation

Model: M1850

Size: 30.5 inch blade

A high grade inspected (“J.H.”) and presented Model 1850 foot officer’s sword which is one of Ames finest regulation swords. The guard is engraved and chased. The pommel itself is engraved and chased on the top. The pien is concealed with an iron cap. The grip is sharkskin with twisted brass wire wrap. The blade is one of the finest with 22 inches of the finest and most detailed of Ames "spider web" patterns along with the Ames address, Arms, Armor, American Eagle, EPU and foliate. The reverse is equally as fine with Arms, armor, a federal shield and a very unusual U.S. along with webbing and foliate. The scabbard is regulation leather with a wrapped seam and highly embellished mounts. The presentation is on the obverse of the top mount:  “Presented to / Lieut. Amos O. Kenney / by his friends in Holyoke/ Sept. 13th 1862”.

Amos O. Kenney was 25 years old and a machinist by trade residing in Holyoke, MA when he enlisted on 8/29/62 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 10/15/62 he was commissioned into Co. B, 46th Massachusetts Infantry. Promoted to 1st Lieut. on 1/7/63. Mustered out on 7/29/63 at Hampden Park, Springfield, MA.

The 46th Mass. Was organized at Springfield September 25-October 30, 1862. Moved to Boston November 5 and there embarked for Newberne. N. C., arriving November 15. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps. Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1863. 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., July, 1863. Temporarily to 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac.

SERVICE.--Duty at Newberne. N. C., until December 10, 1862. (Co. "A" detached at Newport Barracks November 18, 1862, to January 23, 1863.) Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Duty at Newberne until March 26, 1863. Skirmishes at Deep Gully, Newberne, March 13-14. Moved to Plymouth March 26, and duty there until May. (Cos. "A" and "I" remain at Newberne.) Expedition toward Kinston April 27-May 1. Dover Road April 28. Moved to Newberne May 7-8. Demonstration on Kinston May 20-23. Gum Swamp May 22. Batchelor's Creek May 23. Duty at Newberne until June 24. Moved to Fortress Monroe June 24-28, thence to Baltimore, Md., June 30-July 1. Moved to Monocacy Junction, thence to Frederick, Sandy Hook and Maryland Heights July 6-7. Occupation of Harper's Ferry July 8. March to Funkstown July 12-13, and Join 1st Army Corps. Pursuit of Lee July 14-15. Moved to Boston July 15-17, thence to Springfield and there mustered out July 29, 1863.  Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 35 by disease. Total 36.  [ld]

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