I absolutely need cash to rebuild in South Texas after Hurricane Harvey! Confederate Civil War Short Artillery Sword marked W.
Burns enlisted at the onset of hostilities in the Paulding Volunteers, a local Georgia Militia Unit. The Vols were soon consolidated into Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, Company 7, Unit H. Burns served in every campaign that the ANV fought in with distinction, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. After the surrender, Burns walked all the way back from Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia to Adairsville, Georgia, the old family home.
One can only imagine the trepidation of such a journey, and what sights of the horrors of war the old veteran must have witnessed. The Short Artillery Sword was patterned after the U.
Model 1838 Short Artillery Sword, both being patterned after the Gladius or Roman Broadsword. Model had a solid bronze handle with a fishscale pattern; the Confederate model had a leather wrapped wooden handle.
As you can see, the leather wrapping was long ago removed due to age and wear from this fine example manufactured in Macon, Georgia by W. This is obviously a rare and unique once in a lifetime chance to own a significant piece of Georgia Confederate history with known provenance. Don't miss this opportunity, as authentic Confederate forged arms continue to show strength and appreciate solidly in the market. The item "Confederate Civil War Short Artillery Sword marked W.McElroy MACON, GA" is in sale since Tuesday, September 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Reenactment & Reproductions\Edged Weapons". The seller is "woodeye90" and is located in Corpus Christi, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.