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Brass Throat from NCO/Musician Sword, Cold Harbor

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Brass throat from the scabbard of a US Model 1840 Musicians Sword or the US Model 1840 NCO Sword – the swords, as were the scabbards were nearly identical. It measures 5” x 1 3/8” and still has the original belt loop on the back. (I've included some photographs of how it would have originally looked). It is marked “Cold Harbor”, where it was recovered.

Shortly after the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia, both armies were again on the battlefield of Cold Harbor, forming a seven-mile front that extended from Bethesda Church to the Chickahominy River. At dawn June 3, 1864, the Union II and XVIII Corps, followed later by the IX Corps, attacked the entrenched Confederates, only to be slaughtered at all points. General Grant would later comment in his memoirs, that this was the only attack he wished he had never ordered. This was a devastating loss for the Union, with 13,000 casualties compared to the 2,500 suffered by the Confederates. This unique piece is in “as dug” condition and still has the original dirt inside….just as the digger had left it.

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