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    Confederate Cavalry Saber Believed to be the Product of Louis Haiman & Bro. of Columbus, Ga. in fine, untouched condition with great history. 35" curved blade with wide, shallow rather crude, unstopped fuller termination 1 3/4" from the hilt. Blade with generally smooth dark patina with just some scattered areas of old dry surface rust. Absolutely no pitting or nicks. Brass hilt perfect with deep dark patina. The ribbed wood grip, with one short age hairline, retains about 50% of the original crude leather wrap with most of the single strand iron wire, although broken and loose. Scabbard perfect with deep dark patina, no dents. Lap seam very evident but exhibiting finer finish than normally encountered on Confederate cavalry sabers. Brass ring mounts, iron rings, iron drag and crude iron throat brazed in place.

    The saber was picked up on the battlefield near the Fennell Plantation (located at the bend in the Tennessee River north of Guntersville, Ala.) after an engagement between the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry and Confederate Cavalry under the command of Gen. Hylan Lyons. The 15th Pa. defeated the Confederate force, capturing 100 prisoners. The Federal Cavalry burned Guntersville and several surrounding plantations but spared the Fennell Plantation for use as a hospital. The saber was picked up by Caius G. Fennell, the great-great-grandfather of the consignor, when he was 11 years old and passed down through the family. The sword is accompanied by a letter from Fennell's great-great-granddaughter detailing it's history. A scarce Confederate saber in wonderful untouched condition with superb history.


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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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