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Dug Civil War Sword

Discussion in 'Civil War Uniforms & Relics' started by De Eppresso Liber, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. James N.

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  3. Waterloo50

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    I'm excited for you, people spend years searching and they don't even come close to such a great find, nice one, you should keep going whilst lady luck smiles down on you.:thumbsup:
    Happy Hunting.
     
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    You really do need to get that sword preserved by electrolysis and coat with wax if not it will start flaking and in time will disappear into a pile of iron dust.
     
  5. 48th Miss.

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    Do you think it could be a service academy sword? They are small like this. At least the ones I have seen. Are there any Military schools in the area??
     
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    No Military schools in that area. but has I said before Shiloh, Corinth and Farmington were early war battles and most of the CS troops were still equipped with early war or pre war weapons. With the 3 rivets its not a Starr and I'm going with an early War of 1812 or Mexican War period sword. What you have to remember is that a lot of CS soldiers, officers etc left home with items that belong to their fathers or even grandfathers. Get it cleaned
     
  7. RebelCause

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    Awesome whatever era it comes from!
     
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    Cool find!....Thanks for sharing with us!
     
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    Many Confederate soldiers started the war with the equipment and uniforms they used in the Mexican war a decade earlier. It was also common for local militia companies to start the war in their uniforms. Without getting very lucky it will be very hard to totally ID it other than being a great find.
     
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  10. TomP

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    Fascinating! Where in Corinth did you find it? Depending on where it was found could possibly give an indication as to why and when it was there. Stop by the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center on Linden St and we can talk about war-time activities in that part of town.

    Tom
     
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    Man oh man! What a thrill you must've had when that "iron" turned out to be a treasure. I had that rush of anxiety and awe just reading the post and seeing the reward. I just have to say no matter what era, manufacturer, hilt, corrosion rate, provenance etc. No matter any of the narratives discussed and/or debate you have found a true treasure! In the end if you share the passion of history and of touching history. If you are a preservationist not a profiteer then you know opinions are like "NSFW" we all got one but, we all don't got a dug sword! Awesome discovery. Thanks for letting me see it.
     
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    Man oh man! What a thrill you must've had when that "iron" turned out to be a treasure. I had that rush of anxiety and awe just reading the post and seeing the reward. I just have to say no matter what era, manufacturer, hilt, corrosion rate, provenance etc. No matter any of the narratives discussed and/or debate you have found a true treasure! In the end if you share the passion of history and of touching history. If you are a preservationist not a profiteer then you know opinions are like "NSFW" we all got one but, we all don't got a dug sword! Awesome discovery. Thanks for letting me see it.
    (Sorry, for double posting, remember I'm a Georgian we ain't too bright)
     
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  13. 12th Missouri Yankee

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    Awesome Find! really an exciting treasure.
     
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  14. William G Hendry

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    you would think the broken blade might still around the same area nice find.
     
  15. RebelHeart

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    It might say...
    "I broke the first time someone swung me and I was dropped as he got hacked to pieces...." :rofl:
     

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