The standard issue 1840 Light Artillery Saber was generally intended for enlisted issue. Granted also there were officer versions being marketed by private makers that were slightly more ornate. Beyond captures, there were a few southern makers that made their own version of the 1840, at least in some limited numbers. Confederate Artillery also made use of whatever else they could procure, including cavalry type issues. Also plenty of imported foreign and pre-war militia and dragoon styles seen surviving that are contributed. Officers provided/purchased their own normally.. so also lots of standard issue foot officer swords found use with artillery officers just as well... Despite specific design patterns and intended useage, lots of sabers/swords occassionally found service branch cross-over uses..
Lieut Frederick Sineath
14th Virginia Infantry Regt Co.I
- 106th Penna Vol Co.F