A very rare example of a US Civil War Model 1852 Naval Officer's Sword that is named to the owner on the pommel cap. The sword is of standard type and made by Ames of Massachusetts - etched to the blade forte. Blade has numerous etchings, including eagle, flag and stars, "USN", crossed lances and anchor.
Sword named on the pommel cap
The sword has the name of J. (Joseph) Hadfield engraved to the pommel cap. The brief research that I have done in the USN archives only comes up with one Hadfield, who served from 1863-1864 - please see here. Hadfield is also mentioned in an account of action during the Civil War here. Sword with fishskin grip and gilt brass hilt. No scabbard. In good condition overall - split to grip - some wear to the blade. Blade length is 27.5 inches (33.5 inches overall).
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