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    Spanish Officer's Sword Captured During the Spanish-American War at the Battle for the Chinese Hospital. A Toledo-made Spanish officer's sword of unknown pattern taken as a war souvenir by Capt. Lucien G. Berry, Assistant Adjutant-General of US Volunteers during the Spanish-American War. An old paper label attached to the scabbard reads "Captured from Spanish officer at the Chinese hospital Feb 1899". On February 5, 1899, in which the Tenth Pennsylvania was directed to advance upon and capture the Chinese hospital in Manila, which they accomplished after stubborn resistance from Spanish troops. The sword itself features an attractive brass guard with Royal Spanish heraldic device and other floral decoration. The blade is etched with floral designs. The throat of the scabbard has detached from the rest of the scabbard and the scabbard has a generous coating of rust. However, documented war souvenirs are seldom encountered, making this an exciting historical find.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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