This is an excellent condition sword displaying 95% original gold-gilt finish on its brass scabbard, mounts and helmet-pommel hilt. The mother-of-pearl grip is excellent and the blade shows all of its original etch with some generalized hazing to its bright polish, easily capable of being cleaned to near mint. The sword is over-all excellent but does show evidence of use and carry. Granger served with distinction throughout the war with the 17th, seeing action in major battles to include Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where as Major, Granger took command of his regiment and was wounded near Barlow's Knoll on July 2nd, 1863. The sword is accompanied with an affidavit, signed and notarized by the great-great-grand-daughter of Brady, who attests that this is indeed Granger's sword as handed down through the generations and to her possession. This is a fine example of Civil War and especially, "Battle of Gettysburg" history.