He was still with the command when it moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 7 in preparation for operations against Port Hudson; However, he went missing and was subsequently court martialed and dismissed on 6 April, 1863. The reason for his absence is unknown. The sword is marked Tiffany Co. New York; has a 32 inch etched blade, which has a grayish patina.
The hilt has a deep reddish patina with a raised button on the pommel cap flower, and is tight with a grip complete with 100% original leather and wire. The scabbard is complete with all original mounts with the presentation on the throat mount.
Also, there is a unique period repair below the middle mount; a leather wrap with two brass rivets. Though Lieutenant Flocks time in service was short, he was presented with a high-end sword that shows it was carried and saw some action before his dismissal. The item "CIVIL WAR M 1850 FOOT OFFICER PRESENTATION TIFFANY SWORD TO LIEUT FLOCK 162ND" is in sale since Thursday, July 11, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.