CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN CALVIN SPRINGER, 14TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY.. This is another massive 1840 style Cavalry Officers Sabre and it is in fine condition. It's huge etched blade is in excellent condition showing patriotic motifs and scrolling. It has a plain iron scabbard that was probably originally finished in the bright and is now a light grey patina with some staining. The scabbard looks much better in person than in the photos. The mounts and hilt show generous amounts of their original gold gilt and the grip is near excellent. Springer was the sheriff of Uniontown, Pa. at the outbreak of the war and mustered Company F of his regiment. He was promptly elected its captain which he served as until his discharge in January of 1864. The 14th saw good action throughout its service culminating with its famous charge that overan Star Fort at Winchester for which its Colonel, James M. Schoonmaker won the Medal of Honor. Further research should be performed on Springer.