Lot 508

Previous image preload Next image preload


Civil War era U.S. Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer's sword and scabbard by Horstmann & Sons, Captain John McCleery brass guard pierced with floral scrolls and "US" motif, brass wire-wrapped ribbed ray skin grip, slightly curved single edged blade with single wide fuller and single narrow fuller, etched patriotic motifs on both sides with "U.S." on left, "PLURIBUS UNUM" and an American eagle on right, marked: "HORSTMANN/ & SONS/ PHILADELPHIA" on ricasso, "Iron Proof" on spine; iron scabbard with molded brass ring mountings and drag.
blade L33" overall L39"

Provenance: Charleston, South Carolina private collection.

Other Notes: John McCleery was born in Milton,PA on April 8,1837. His parents were William McCleery and Margaret Pollock. Prior to the Civil War he attended and graduated from Princeton University. At the onset of the war he joined the 5th PA Reserves and was made Captain of "H" company. His immediate superior was Col.Senaca Simmons. This unit, which was part of a reserve brigade headed by Gen.McCall, participated in Gen.McClellan's peninsula campaign of 1862.
Severely wounded in the leg during the battle of White Oak Swamp (Glendale) on June 30,1862, he was taken prisoner by the Confederates and later released in a prisoner swap.

After the war he returned to Milton and married Mary Helen Marr, started a law practice, rose in rank to LTC in the reserves and was active in the G.A.R. Despite his war wound he lived until April 8,1907.

  • Good. Etched blade with some spotting. Brass guard has even patina. Shagreen covered grip has losses with brass wire intact. Steel scabbard with dent on both sides between ring hangers. J. MCLEERY lightly etched on face of brass ring hanger.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Order / Cashiers Check, Other, Personal Check, Wire Transfer


CHARLTON HALL DOES NOT SHIP: Charlton Hall will be pleased to provide a list of shippers and packers that will our worldwide base of clients has successfully used, or you can have your own shipper handle your purchases. Please contact the shipper of your choice to arrange for packing and pick up your items. Your items will be released as soon as payment cleans our bank. We requests that your shippers schedule pick up times at least 24 hours in advance, this will insure no delays in pick up, and release of your purchases. SUCCESSFUL ONLINE BIDDERS/BUYERS MAY NOT PICKUP PURCHASES UNTIL MONDAY AFTER THE AUCTION.

June 12, 2011 1:00 PM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 20% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 + $5,000