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    British P-1853 Enfield Angular Bayonet. Civil War, likely Confederate used, Enfield socket bayonet and scabbard with great history. Bayonet excellent, completely untouched. Dark smooth patina on blade with just a few small areas of dry old surface rust. Socket with deep dark smooth patina. Scabbard with brass throat with frog stud and brass tip. Both with dark untouched patina. Scabbard broken just above the tip, missing one small piece, else very sound but with deep abrasions along one side. Remains of period paper ink script label, very faded,on the scabbard below the throat. Although the writing is visible it would seem to be difficult if not impossible to decipher. The bayonet was picked up on the battlefield, near the Fennell Plantation (located at the bend in the Tennessee River north of Guntersville, Alabama), after an engagement between the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry and Confederate Cavalry under the command of Gen. Hylan Lyons. The 15th Pa. Cav. defeated to Confederate force and captured 100 prisoners. The Federal cavalry burned Guntersville and several surrounding plantations, but spared the Fennell Plantation, using it as a hospital. The bayonet / scabbard was picked up on the battlefield by Caius G. Fennell, the great-great-grandfather of the consignor, when he was eleven years old, immediately after the battle, and passed down through the family.The bayonet is accompanied by a letter from the great-great-granddaughter confirming and detailing the history. Nice, Confederate-used Enfield bayonet with great history.

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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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