and Sabers (continued)
Among these Confederate officers' swords, item 6, the College Hill sword, was made in Nashville, Tennessee; item 9 was owned by Edgar G. Dawson, who rose to become maior n the Terrell's Light Artillery; and item 12, the foot officer's sword, was made by Boyle and Gamble of Richmond.
College Hill foot officer's sword made in Nashville, Tennessee College Hill staff and field officer's sword
Thomas Griswold foot officer's sword
Artifacts courtesy of the Museum of the Confederacy Richmond. Va I, 7 7. 10, 17 Virginia Historical Society. Richmond. V.r 3. 6 H 9. Hi,.': f' tchjul COl'CLtlOn -I ,','
belonging to George Sweet
8 Louis Haiman and Brother foot officer's sword carried by Capt Edgar G Dawson of the Terrell Light Artillery of Georgia
9 Louis Haiman saber carried by Dawson Terrell of the Light Artillery
10 Louis Haiman and Brother saber.
belonging to Brig Gen Archibald Gracie, Jr., killed at Petersburg, 1864
11 W J McElroy foot officer's sword made in Macon, Georgia
12 Foot officer's sword, used by Governor Letcher of the State of Virginia
Attttacts courtesy o' Donak/ H fharpe Collect*
The Confederate naval officer's sword (5) belonged to Capt. William Maury of C.S.S. Georgia, and was retailed by Firmin and Sons, of London. England. Apart from the decorations, this is virtually identical with the Royal Navy officer's sword which is still in service today.
A selection of knives is also shown. This includes a spear-point knife (1), some side-knives (4, 9, 17) and a short stabbing knife (14). The short stabbing knife (14) has a pillow pommel with a shark-skin grip, silver mounts and silver scabbard (13) replete with nautical motivs. The blade is inscribed "Presented to John
T Ward" on the reverse and "From his shipmates aboard CSS Virginia March 9, 1862" on the obverse. The side-knife (4) is inscribed "Relic of the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia, May, 1862." The side-knife (17) and scabbard (16) are of particularly high quality, and the scabbard is inscribed with owner's name and unit: Arthur Babcock, 43rd Battalion, Mosby's Command.
The artilleryman's brooch (10) is inscribed "2nd Co., Washington Artillery, Try Us, Capt. T. L. Rosser, 7th June 1862." The knife (1) and spurs (2) belonged to John Boston Hill, the brother of Maj Gen. A. P. Hill.
2 Pair of iron 'raker" I
3 An oil-cloth storage Jrp and carrying case for 11 « Cj^ items 5 and 6. The ,0"
case is lined with -
4 <ind 15 Burger Brothers side-knife and scabbard.
5 and 6 Regulation Confederate States
Navy officer's sword and scabbard 7 and 8 Foot officer's sword and scabbard made by Agruider Dufilho of New Orleans
9 Side-knife made by Boyle, Gamble and Company, Richmond, Virginia
10 Gold, jeweler-made pin, with artillery insignia and 12 Light artillery officer's saber and scabbard and 14 Presentation naval dirk with silver mounts and 17 Boyle, Gamble and Company of Richmond, Virginia, side-knife with etched blade, complete with leather and brass scabbard.
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