The brass scabbard mounts and guard are evidence that this sword was well-worn during its service.  Note the worn edges.  The scabbard is of very high grade being German Silver plate over brass.

Emerson & Silver

Presentation Grade M1850 Staff & Field Officer's Sword

   American Swords,  LLC.

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It is in Your Past that you discover who you are...

Made in Trenton, New York

Note the motto reverse etched on gold-washed background.  Etching is crisp and precise.  Note spider web etching patten (left of picture) usually found on high grade sword.