PRESENTATION SWORD OF TOWNSEND C. BEARDSLEEE 22ND MICHIGAN INFANTRY
Item #: df127
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Townsend C. Beardslee from Pontiac, Michigan enlisted as a Captain in company D of the 22nd Michigan Infantry in July of 1862. Captain Beardslee served with the regiment until his death in Nashville Tennessee on August 9, 1863. It is presumed he died of disease in Nashville at the age of 31 years and was later buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontiac, Michigan. Captain Beardslee was responsible for recruiting and commanding company D until his death.
Beautiful example of an officers sword by Schuler, Hartley and Graham of New York. The leather grips and twisted wire wrap are intact and in fine condition. Nicely etched on the guard is Capt. T.C. Beardslee and with all the brass parts retaining a mellow age patina. The brass mounts are nicely etched with various patriotic motifs and scroll work. The leather scabbard is in fine condition and 100% intact. The blade is beautiful with the original bright frosty finish. Nicely etched on one side is a standing zouave soldier and scroll work. On the opposite side of the blade is an Indian warrior and a US. It would be difficult to find a blade in much better condition than this example.
Item # df127
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