Post by Pvt G Pyle on Mar 31, 2016 16:11:19 GMT -5
Hello, I am trying to do some research on a ROBY saber that was GAC's The blade is heavily scrolled with USA etched on one side the other has the initials A.C.M.P. scrolled in the middle of the blade. If anyone can shed some light on the initials it would be most appreciated.
Are you sure this is Custer's Saber? Is the Saber an 1840 or 1860. Is the MFG date on sword? What are the inspector's initials? If Custer's, could it have been taken by him from a former USA officer? Sabers were handed over upon surrender as you know. The 1860 saber was lighter than the 1840, some preferred the heft. Sorry for the questions and no answer.
G. Pyle, A.C. could be Armstrong Custer or Autie Custer, as both were terms used by friends and family. M.P., not my pal, I'm sure. Have you tried the library/museum in Monroe or the library at Hudson High? Maybe Chip Custer through the LBHA. Might be good starting points.
I mentioned this to my beautiful daughter-in-law who is extremely knowledgable of bladed instruments, though I am not sure she specializes in this era. She does, however, have all sorts of contacts and she will look around. Hopefully she can come up with something.
What is the provenance on the sword that makes you certain it belonged to Custer. There is nothing with that engraving really connects it directly to Custer. For example at first glance those tents look like teepees but I suspect they are sibley tents. Also I found a Union officer who actually has the initials ACMP Alexander Cummings McWhorter Pennington Jr
You might want to take a look at this page link which shows a Roby sword with extremely similar markings and engraving. I've also found a Foot officer's sword that is similar. If you want to get more information about the sword I suggest you include a picture of the hilt, hand guard as well as the length of the blade which would make it a whole lot easier to identify which type of sword it is.
This girl(sexist me, besides she is younger than us)does good work. She can be a real bulldog when she goes after something. Very much results oriented. I still hope she turns up at the LBH this year.
Thanks for the high praise. I love to find answers because search is so fun.
Unfortunately I will not be able to make it to LBH. I've been putting off making a decision because I might have to have back surgery however my daughter called on Wednesday to tell me she really thought we needed to make a trip to Iowa to see my mother 'one more time'. She has failing health and Sam was concern at how much Mom had changed from Sam's stay with Grandma at Thanksgiving and then at spring break.