D.J. Millard was a wealthy businessman who saw opportunity in the war to make money. Having coaxed a sword-maker from Germany, he used his contacts in high places to secure a Cavalry Saber contract for 10,000 swords. No officer swords by D.J. Millard are known to exist. Please see John Thillman's book Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 2001, for more information.
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