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    1850 Foot Officers' Sword Presented to Byron Davis "By His Friends of Manayunk, April 11th, 1863". 30¾" straight, fullered blade with light floral and patriotic etched decoration. Brass hilt with voided floral decoration. Leather grip appears to be an old replacement with single strand brass wire wrap. The blade has a nice patina and other than a few spots of light surface rust, is in excellent condition. The leather scabbard has a plain brass drag, center mount and throat. The throat is engraved: "Presented to/ Byron Davis/ By His Friends of/ Manayunk/ April 11th 1863". The leather is split along the seam and the leather near the drag is rather dry and the owner should exercise care when sheathing the sword. The Byron Davis in question likely enlisted on January 19, 1863 as a corporal. On that same day he mustered into "F" Company of the Pennsylvania 188th Infantry. He quickly rose up the ranks and by war's end was serving as an adjutant from Company C to Field and Staff. A great sword that merits further research.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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