CIVIL WAR M 1860 C. ROBY CAVALRY SWORD STEEL HILT DATED 1863 INSPECTOR MARKS "AGM" ON SWORD AND SCABBARD. GENERAL GEORGE A CUSTER CARRIED A SWORD JUST LIKE THIS ONE. MEASURES 41 1/2 INCHES OVERALL WITH A 35 INCH BLADE.
Examples of Roby-made Horse Artillery sabres bear U. Markings, arsenal inspector's initials A. Manning, and the date 1864, indicating that they had been subject to a government contract that was not included in those listed in Executive Document 99.This report, included in those listed in Executive Document 99. This report, made to Congress by the Sec. And Musician swords and Cavalry sabres. Sword contracts: 2,000 delivered 1862 9,000 " 1863 1,000 " 1864 500 1865 12,500 Total The first contract for 11,000, awarded 29 August 1862, was also the first contract completed (9 May 1863). The second contract, calling for an additional 1,000, was awarded in July 1863, but completion was delayed for over a year. The third contract, for 500 swords, was awarded two days after the second contract, but was def erred for two years making it the last war contract that Roby completed (2 September 1865) -- nearly four months after Appomattox.
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