Posted 3 years ago
This is an 1862 D.J. Millard Sword which was issued to the U.S. Army during the War Between the States. I read somewhere D.J. Millard was the smallest private contractor to issue arms to the goverment with only about 10,000 being made. I dont know how true this is or to what States or units these were issued to. I would love to hear more about this item if anyone has any information.
Below the sword is Don Troiani's "Bonnie Blue Flag" signed and numbered print depicting North Carolina Troops at Spotsylvania,Va in 1864.