|Description||Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers, blade etched with floral sprays and military trophies, eagle and "US", blade stamped "W.H. Horstmann & Sons / Philadelphia" on obverse; gilded brass hilt with guard decorated with pierced design of floral sprays, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on forward edge with oak leaves; wood grip covered with shagreen and twisted wire. Leather scabbard (.169a) with brass mounts; drag missing.|
|Owned||John M. Steedman [John M. Steadman]|
9th South Carolina Infantry, Co. K
6th South Carolina Infantry
|Made||W. H. Horstmann and Sons|
|Provenance||John M. Steedman (or Steadman) used this sword and scabbard during the war.|
Steedman, John M.