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.” As can be seen in the photos above, at some point the sword was placed in the scabbard and pushed in forcefully enough that the blade penetrated the bottom of the drag.

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] [ph:L]

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