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    College Hill Confederate Staff and Field Officer's Sword, Nashville, Tennessee. A superb example of a College Hill Staff & Field Officer's sword. The hilt and scabbard mounts retain 95% of the original gilt. Very few Confederate swords survive in this remarkable and untouched condition. The etched blade has the letters "C.S.A." and a Confederate stars and bars flag. The foundry was located on College Hill, Nashville, Tennessee, and operated by L.T. Cunningham. When Nashville fell on April 1, 1862, sword manufacturing halted at the foundry. A sword similar to this is in the Battle Abbey Collection (item #144) at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. This sword is totally original throughout and is one of the best condition swords to have surfaced in recent times. Superb in every respect.

    Provenance: Tharpe Collection

    Authentication: Steve Hess




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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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