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Emory Plimpton enlisted as a captain in the 4th Michigan Cavalry in April of 1862. Captain Plimpton was active with the 4th Michigan Cavalry in the campaigns around Nashville, Murfeesboro, Stones River and Wilson's Creek. Emory Plimpton resigned and was discharged due to disability in March of 1863.
Nicely inscribed on the throat mount is 'PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN E. M. PLIMPTON 4TH MICH. CAVALRY BY HIS FRIENDS NILES, MICHIGAN AUGUST 30th 1862" The shark skin grips are fine and retain the brass twisted wire wrap. The brass pommel cap and guard have a nice pleasant age patina. Etched on the blade is W. HORSTMAN AND SONS PHILADELPHIA. The blade is nicely etched with the typical scroll and military motifs typically found on their swords has several nicks. The iron scabbard is nice with a dark surface patina and minor surface rust in several places. There are 2 minor nicks on the scabbard from use.

Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
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