I.D.ed Union Foot Officer's group
Small but impressive group attributed to Captain Robert Corbett who served with the 112th New York Infantry. Enlisting as a 2nd Lt. in August of 1862, he was wounded at Cold Harbor, VA on June 1st 1864. His wound never fully healed and he died in 1863.
This group was obtained from the family in 1992 and includes a copy of the letter attesting to it's sale and attributing the group to Capt. Corbett. The letter notes the sword, belt and sash. It also notes a "brass button and picture" that were not with the group when I obtained it.
Found here is an unmarked M1850 Foot Officer's sword with martial etching on the blade that is faint but still quite nice, clean undamaged metal scabbard and fittings with a sharkskin grip. The sash is worn but undamaged and complete with tassles, the belt is folded but supple and as worn with a fine eagle pattern belt plate. Lastly is a wartime CdV of Corbett.
“In the first assault at Cold Harbor it suffered severely, losing 28 killed, 140 wounded and 12 missing. Col. Fox numbers the 112th among the three hundred fighting regiments.”
Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 131