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DIRECT FROM FAMILY KIA 64th OHIO SWORD
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DIRECT FROM FAMILY KIA 64th OHIO CAPTAIN'S SWORD
PRICE $ 6,550.00
The sword of Capt. John K. Zeigler, Co. I & A, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Killed in Action Sept. 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. The sword was acquired directly from the family of Capt. Zeigler and has an extensive notarized letter from Capt. Zeigler's descendant to whom the sword has been passed down the family line.
The sword is a M1850 foot officer's sword retailed by Cross & Co., Louisville Ky.
Accompanying the sword is the wall mount with superb tag from the Capt. John Zeigler GAR Post 512 in Perrysville, OH where it was displayed.
Zeigler enlisted Oct. 22, 1861, appointed 1st Lt. Nov. 25, 1861 and Capt. May 18,1863. Killed at Chickamauga Sept. 20,1863.
From the after battle report of Lt. Colonel McElvain commanding the 64th OVI during the Chickamauga campaign "In the death of Capt. Zeigler the regiment has lost a brave and good officer."
The 64th OVI was mustered into service at Mansfield, OH on Nov. 1, 1861. The regiment participated in the battle at Shiloh, Munfordville KY, Perryville Ky, Siege of Corinth, Stones River and Chickamauga during Capt. Zeigler's time with the regiment.
Rarely are great pieces of Civil War history coming out of the family at this point in time. Never before offered for sale.
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Sword is the standard M1850 foot pattern sword with brass guard decorated with floral design. Grip is leather with twisted brass wire wrap. Blade is profusely etched with large "US", flags, floral and military motifs with much of the frosting remaining. Leather scabbard with brass mounts is missing the drag (leather is full length and the drag could be easily replaced for aesthetics if desired). Leather is in very good condition with most of the finish intact. Brass parts retain much gilt.
A great sword with excellent history.
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