Inscribed 1862 dated Mansfield & Lamb Model 1860 saber
1st Lt. Frederick H. Beecher  Co. B  16th Maine
A rare Civil War image of Frederick H. Beecher as 1st Lieutenant  16th Maine Infantry.
A verification of the unusual circumstance of an infantry officer carrying the popular U. S. Mod. 1860 Cavalry
Saber.  Word of mouth history has the Gettysburg hero carrying this weapon on to his post Civil War service against
the Cheyenne.
Also shown here is an early image of the stone monument set at the site where
Frederick H. Beecher was killed in 1868.