Found this piece last week during an appraisal.
Inscription on the scabbard to Capt. H.W. Lauer of the 1st NM Volunteers formed in 1861. Doing the research on the good Captain now.
Take a look and let me know our thoughts. And no, I didn't pt that it needed cleaned...that was in the auctioneers notes and I've asked it be removed.
Edited by bigkahunasix, 02 December 2017 - 10:24 PM.