MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD WITH “MONITOR” BLADE BY M.W. GALT & BRO., WASHINGTON, D.C., PRESENTED TO LT. JOHN EXTON BY BATTERY H, 2ND PENNSYLVANIA HEAVY ARTILLERY

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Item Code: 870-364

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Manufactured: Import / Washington, D.C.

Maker: Import / M.W. Galt & Bro.

Year: C1863

Model: M1850 Foot Officer

Size: 32.1 inch blade

Import style foot officer retailed by and etched on the obverse: M. W. / Galt /& Bro. / Washington, D.C. followed by a large (10.5 inch) center etched panel with military trophies. The reverse is etched Monitor with an equally large panel with an upside down U.S. The guard is a higher grade foot officer with a U.S. in the guard design, stippling on the quillon, top of the knucklebow and dotted around the pine. The grip is thin with a high swell, covered in leather with fine twisted brass wire. The scabbard is leather with fancy pressed design mounts on both sides. There is a presentation panel that reads, “Presented to / Lieut. John E. Exton / by Battery H / 2nd Art. PaV.”

John Exton enlisted as a Private on 11/5/61; on that date he mustered into Co. H, 2nd PA Heavy Artillery. Promoted to 1st Sgt. 12/19/61, Sgt. Major 8/1/62. On 11/27/62 he was promoted to 2nd Lieut. and transferred to Co. B.  On 4/20/64 he was promoted to Captain and transferred to Co. D, 2nd PA Provisional Heavy Artillery.  Exton is listed as being wounded at Petersburg, VA on 6/17/64. On 9/5/64 he was transferred to Co. B, 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.  Exton mustered out on 12/29/64.  [ld]

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