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    "From the Battlefield of Gettysburg" is the Legend on the Period Ink Script Tag Affixed to the Scabbard of this Clearly Bullet Struck M1850 Staff & Field Officer's Sword. Completely untouched, "as found" condition. Regulation brass hilt with US pierced in the guard amid floral/scrollwork. The grip retains just traces of the original sharkskin wrap, which obviously deteriorated prior to the sword's recovery. The twisted brass wire wrap remains intact. The steel scabbard exhibits a deep dark patina with dry surface rust. Brass mounts also with dark untouched patina. The impact of the bullet on the top mount smashed the scabbard around the blade, and it cannot be removed. A remarkable relic from the war's most famous and important.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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