PRESENTED TO WILLIAM T. WILHITE, 5TH IOWA CAVALRY. This is a very good condition Officers Sword presented to Wilhite by the members of Company C, 5th Iowa Cavalry in which he served from September of 1861 until the summer of 1865. This unit served throughout Tennessee and Georgia during the war. I have not done any research on this sword other than a regimental service record. The sword is a fine import with German Silver grip in really nice condition. The blade shows all of its etching and the scabbard is sound with some crust just starting to grow on it that could probably be carefully cleaned. This is a very nice sword for the price and identified weapons from Iowa are very difficult to acquire.