This is probably the rarest opportunity to find one of the finest Civil War presentation swords available outside (or inside) a museum.
Those of you who know me through shows, or my website, know that I have "good stuff"! You also know that on any piece I have, you have my absolute guarantee of authenticity and purity of the piece as I own it.
This sword truly has it all:
Highest Grade Horstmann Presentation Sword
Custom engraved NJ State seal on Grip.
Monogramed Initials "WHJr" (William Henry Jr.)
Fully engraved German silver scabbard. Front: Presentation on silver placard between top and middle mount, battle honors engraved between middle mount and drag. Siler insets in gold gilded mounts of Eagle/motto/stars (top)-Lady liberty (middle), Justice (Drag). Scabbard Rear: Officer's promotion dates.
This officer was present at pretty much every major battle of the Civil War as attested to by the "Battle Honors" engraved on the scabbard. This sword HAS TO HAVE BEEN PRESENTED POST SALEM'S CHURCH (MAY, 1863 AND GETTYSBURG, JULY 1863). Salem's Church is the latest occurring battle on the scabbard....otherwise, Gettysburg and post battles would also be listed on the sword. Col. Henry was present on the field at Gettysberg and in command of 292 men, however, held in reserve. This is highly likely because of severe losses at the listed batlles. It should be noted that Col Henry was present at most notary engagements beyond Gettysberg, including the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Battles listed on the scabbard include: Malvern Hills, Fredericksburg, Manassas (both), Antietam, Salem's Church, Malvern Hill, Crampton's Pass, etc.
Information from www.civilwardata.com:- Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 9 - Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 1 - Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 144 - Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 90 - (Source: Fox, Regimental Losses)
Damascus, reverse gold gilded blade (not washed).
This is the finest of the fine. It is NOT an entry level piece. Those that know what it is, will know it to be a crown jewel of a sword collection. This piece will be featured in my book; God willing!
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