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Civil War presentation staff & field sword manufactured by W. Clauberg of Solingen. Sword measures 40" (34" blade) and exhibits gilded bronze mounts with center silver inset medallions displaying images of Liberty/Columbia. Top mount on throat is missing. Grip of sword is silver and exhibits finely engraved eagle. Ricasso of blade presents etching "WH Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia". Blade features patriotic motif with presentation "Presented to Capt. H.W. McCullough Dec 13th 1862" (obverse) and "By the members of his Co. I Lochiel Cavalry, 9th PA Vols." (reverse). Guard of sword exhibits a slight bend. Rings on sword exhibit remnants of sword knot. Hugh W. McCullough was commissioned as Captain of company I, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry on December 10, 1861. Captain Hugh W. McCullough was killed in action near Tompkinsville, Kentucky on June 6, 1862 in action against a group of Irregular Confederate forces. The discrepancy regarding the date of presentation vs. McCullough's death is theorized to be that the etcher at Horstmann's may have mistakenly placed a 1862 date vs. an 1861 date.

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Civil War Presentation Sword-KIA 9th PA Cavalry

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000Sep 28, 2017