Officers Swords and Sabers

1850 South Carolina Army Uniform Photo

These Confederate officers' swords reflect some of the best work by Southern sword makers. Boyle, Gamble and Co. was the premier sword maker of the Confederacy and the example shown here 5 is unusual in that it has no fuller. Another fairly large-scale manufacturer was Leech amp Rigdon, which was also known as the Memphis Novelty Works. At least six major types of Leech amp Rigdon swords have been identified, of which two are shown here 2, 3 . A third sword maker was W. J. McElroy of Macon,...