A Mexican War presented Model of 1840 General Officers Sword by Gebruder Weyersberg. This M1840 General Officers Sword was presented to Colonel E. G. W. Butler of the United States 3d Regiment of Dragoons by the Citizens of Iberville, Louisiana. Mexican War presented swords are rare to begin with but to have one presented to a Colonel of United States Dragoons is exceptional. The sword has a fine silver grip offset but the heavily applied gilt finish of the hilt, including a semiprecious stone in the guard. The shell counter guard is also adorned with a foliate around its edge and a fine cast United States shield. The blade is deeply etched in the expected martial patterns and a large US. The scabbard is gilt and engraved overall along with the presentation engraving. Colonel Butler’s sword was presented to him as a favorite son when he was the Major General of the state of Louisiana Militia. As the Colonel of the US third Dragoons he served I the Upper Rio Grande during 1847 and 1848. His service spans the War with Mexico and the frontier action against Indians when the US Army was otherwise engaged in Mexico.