This is a FINE example of one of the most favored weapons of Civil War cavalry units. The serial number of 14,085 falls tightly in the range of weapons issued to the 19th Pennsylvania Cavalry according to the Springfield Research Database. All markings are crisp and clear and a generous 75%+ original blue finish remains. The inspector mark in the grip is likewise crisp and clear and the walnut grip is near flawless overall.
The 19th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry unit from Pennsylvania in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment organized at Philadelphia between June and October 1863. After reporting at Washington, D.C. in November 1863, the unit was sent to fight in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. The regiment fought at Okolona, Brices Cross Roads, and Nashville, while one company was in action at Byram’s Ford in Missouri. Thereafter, the regiment was assigned to occupation duties in Louisiana and Texas before being mustered out in May 1866.