Presentation Civil War Infantry Officer sword, Rhode Island

$4,250.00

Description

Wonderful example of a Civil War M1850 pattern Infantry officer sword and scabbard circa 1861-1862.  The sword, made by Collins and Company of Hartford, Connecticut in 1861, was sold via Schuyler Hartley and Graham of New York.  The sword was presented to Lt. Issac M. Potter on February 14, 1862 and is so inscribed on the upper mount.  Potter has an outstanding military record, having risen through the ranks from Private to Lt. Colonel by the end of the Civil War.  The sword overall is in above average attic condition with no obvious defects.

Isaac Mathewson Potter

Residence Scituate RI; Enlisted on 4/17/1861 as a Private.

On 5/2/1861 he mustered into "C" Company, 1st Rhode Island Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/2/1861 at Providence, RI

On 2/11/1862 he was commissioned into "F" Co., 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery
He was discharged for disability on 11/29/1862

On 11/20/1862 he was commissioned into "B" Co., 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery
He was Mustered Out on 6/26/1865 at New Berne, NC
He was listed as:
* Special duty 5/15/1862 Company B (Estimated day)
* Wounded 6/16/1862 James Island, SC
* Sick Leave 6/23/1862 (place not stated) (Until discharge)
* Reported for Duty 4/1/1863 (place not stated) (Assigned to Co B)
* Absent leave 2/15/1864 
* Returned 3/15/1864 
* Commanding the Regt 11/15/1864 
* Furlough 2/10/1865  (For 25 days)
* Commanding 3/15/1865 Fort Spinola, NC

Promotions:
* 1st Lieut 2/1/1862 (As of Co. F 3rd RI HA)
* Capt 11/20/1862 (As of Co. B 5th RI HA)
* Major 2/27/1865 (Not Mustered)
* Lt Colonel 7/5/1865 (Not Mustered)

Other Information: Died 12/26/1902 in Providence, RI
After the War he lived in Providence, RI