This high grade Tiffany sword was presented to Captain Stephen Bogardus Jr, by members of the 192nd NYSV on May 10th 1865. He enlisted as a private and rose to Captain and brevet Major by the end of the war. The 192nd had a fine Civil War battle history and Captain Bogardus was involved in all of the regiments’ engagements thus earning the respect of his men and fellow officers. He was presented with a treasured sword because of their respect for his service. High Grade Tiffany swords have a number of hilt styles as found in the Tiffany Civil War catalog and this example is one of the richest having an eagle quillon. This sword may be found on page 515 of Civil War Army Swords in greater detail then here, but these images give the viewer an idea of the beautiful style and rich color of this wonderful sword. It has a solid silver spiral grip, heavily gilt pommel and guard. The scabbard is silver but overlaid in gilt, with large wonderful acanthus bunch suspension ring mounts and a long boot style drag with fancy drag edge. The blade is etched by the premier blade etcher and designer of the time, John D. Orr, and he lavished his attention to it with not only a beautiful design but also added a fine gold wash to the frosted background. This sword will be a standout in almost any advanced arms collection. THIS SWORD IS FROM THE RICHARD JOHNSON COLLECTION WHICH HAS ITS OWN SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE. TO SEE THE ENTIRE COLLECTION, RETURN TO THE HOME PAGE AND CLICK ON THE GREEN, "RICHARD JOHNSON" ICON.