|Description||Militia Infantry Officer's sword 1830-1850: straight, double-edged blade with single fuller running down center of blade for approximately 1/3 of its length; brass cruciform hilt with backstrap and pistol grip pommel; bone grip carved with geometric designs; ball quillons; chain knuckle bow broken from quillon; shell shaped langets. Metal scabbard (.84a) with two suspension rings and frog stud.|
|Owned||unidentified Union soldier; William Warren|
William Warren found the sword and scabbard at Trail Ridge (now known as Highland), Florida in 1862. He later gave the sword and scabbard to Miss Florida McAfee, who in turn, gave them to the Joseph Wheeler Chapter, UDC, Starke, Florida.
"Mr. Warren was paying court to Miss Florida, and when he was called away to service, laid the sword at his sweetheart's feet. He had only found it after a raid made by the enemy, yet he prized it." (donor letter)
unidentified Union soldier
found on battlefield