ing the cipher, in script, of Major Anderson, neatly wrought in gold and. set in brilliants.
On the handle were three lozenge-shaped amethysts bordered with brilliants.
The scabbard is heavy gilt.
At the first belt-ring are seen the arms of Pennsylvania on an escutcheon, and between them the words:--The city of Philadelphia to Robert Anderson, U. S. A., April 22, 1861.
A loyal city to a loyal soldier, the hero of Fort Sumter.
At the next belt-ring the arms of Pennsylvania on another escutchPennsylvania on another escutcheon. From other sources, such as societies and legislative bodies, he received pleasing testimonials of the good — will of his countrymen.
Finally, the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York ordered
June 6, 1861. the execution of a series of medals, of an appropriate character, to be presented to Major Anderson, and to each officer, non-commissioned officer, and soldier engaged in the defense of Fort Sumter.
These were of four classes.
The first, for presentation to Major Anderson, was