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Swords of the American Civil War

by Bezdek, Richard H.

Format: Print Book 2007
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Civil War 973.7 BEZDEK
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Civil War
 
Call Number  973.7 BEZDEK
 
 
Summary
Many books have explored in depth the firearms, uniforms and paraphernalia carried by combatants in the American Civil War, but the swords carried by Union and Confederate enlisted men and officers have never been completely examined in print--until now. Swords of the American Civil War is a complete photographic survey of all the swords--Union and Confederate--used in the Civil War. It contains more than 700 magnificent photographs showing every type and style of sword, including more than 300 Union and Confederate regulation swords, 45 swords presented to Union and Confederate generals, 40 Union and Confederate presentation-grade swords, 60 Union and Confederate swords engraved with the owners' names, and 150 Union and Confederate identified presentation swords along with the presentee's Civil War records. A fantastic chapter on the Civil War activities of Gen. George Armstrong Custer includes more than 30 never-before-published photos of Custer's presentation sword, dress uniform and personal equipment captured by Confederate cavalry at the Battle of Trevilian Station. The appendix provides additional little-known details on the fate of Custer's personal effects. This book is an essential reference for all collectors, historians, researchers and students.
Contents
PART 1. UNION SWORDS: Union Presentation-Grade swords ; Identified Union Presentation swords ; Identified Union Presentation swords with the presentees' war activities ; Union Swords engraved with the owners' names ; Union Regulation swords
PART 2. CONFEDERATE SWORDS: Identified Confederate Presentation swords ; Identified Confederate Presentation swords with the presentees' war activities ; Confederate swords engraved with the owners' names ; Confederate Regulation swords
PART 3. THE WAR ACTIVITIES AND SWORDS OF SELECT CIVIL WAR HEROES: Gen. George Armstrong Custer: Youngest Union Cavalry General of the Civil War ; Gen. Lewis Merrill: Civil War hero and General Custer's best Indian fighter ; Lt. Col. James W. Redfield: A hero of the Battle of Allatoona Pass ; Capt. Thomas H. Elliott: A gallant Pennsylvania Infantry Officer ; Gen. Wade Hampton: Southern Gentleman and Cavalry wizard
APPENDIX: Capt. Wilmon W. Blackmar's Civil War diary, with information on General Custer's Civil War service.

Additional Information
Subjects Swords -- Collectors and collecting.
Swords -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Publisher Boulder, Colo. :Paladin Press,2007
Language English
Description ix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 1581606117
9781581606119
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