Braxton Braggs Sword Belt and Bible

Braxton Bragg

General Bragg's sword is inscribed: "Presented to General Braxton Bragg..." but by whom is no longer legible. In contrast to the great majority of presentation swords, which were elaborately decorated, this is a very plain and serviceable weapon and could even have been used in battle.

The belt is unusual in that it is of white leather, lined with a single wale of gold braid. The buckles on the belt and on the belt straps are very elaborate and unusual.

The Bible is of a type commonly seen at the time, but if he ever read it, Bragg does not seem to have taken its strictures on charity -especially where his subordinates were concerned - too much to heart.

Confederate Frock Coat PatternSaber Belt 1860

17 Cased Tranter revolver with accouterments for loading and cleaning

18 Colt Model 1860 Army revolver, one of a pair of pistols owned and carried by Brig. Gen. Morgan and later presented to Capt. John Kirkpatrick, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry

19 Custom-made, silver-mounted saddle presented to Morgan by friends from Augusta, Georgia

1 General's frock coat

2 Officer's silk sash

3 Model 1851 Federal officer's sword belt

4 Pair of buckskin gauntlets

Braxton Bragg Frock

5 Confederate First National Pattern Flag

6 Wool blanket

7 and 8 Pair of ivory stocked, engraved Colt Model 1860 Army revolvers

9 Ivory and silver knife and fork carving set

10 Housewife (sewing kit) made by the general's mother in 1861

11 Forage cap

12 Copy of "Hardee's Tactics"

13 Model 1842 Aston pistol given to Morgan by the widow of Brig. Gen. Bernard Elliott Bee

14 Folding pocket knife

15 A pair of silver spurs presented to Morgan by the citizens of Danville, Virginia

16 Tins of percussion caps from item 17

17 Cased Tranter revolver with accouterments for loading and cleaning

18 Colt Model 1860 Army revolver, one of a pair of pistols owned and carried by Brig. Gen. Morgan and later presented to Capt. John Kirkpatrick, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry

19 Custom-made, silver-mounted saddle presented to Morgan by friends from Augusta, Georgia

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