Civil War & Reconstruction Civil War Second Union Occupation Surgeon’s Sword

Surgeon’s Sword

A surgeon’s sword was a non-functional symbol of rank and position.  The sword was worn on ceremonial occasions only.  The initials MS on the sword stood for Medical Service.  The same sword was used for paymasters but they had the initials PD which stood for Paymaster’s Department.

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