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Heavy Brass handle from M1855 Saber Bayonet, Dug Rutherford Farm Battlefield (SOLD,DF)

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This is another great piece being offered, it is the heavy brass hilt from a Model 1855 saber bayonet. It measures 5" x 3 3/4". The M1855 saber bayonet was issued to fit the new United States Percussion Model 1855 Rifle (see pictures). It was dug from Stephenson's Depot Battle (Battle of Rutherford Farm).

On July 20, 1864, in Stephenson's Depot, Virginia, a Confederate force, commanded by Maj. Gen. Jubal Early, was heading back to the Shenandoah Valley after threatening Washington, D.C. The Union force, commanded by Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, had been trailing the Confederates.

The two armies came together at Stephenson's Depot – a little red brick building just north of Winchester. A sharp skirmish soon ensued. The Confederates were soon routed, losing 73 killed, 130 wounded and 250 captured. The remainder of Early's force quickly retreated towards Strasburg. This was part of Early's Maryland Campaign.

The hilt is very solid with an untouched patina, just as it was found. The digger marked the recovery location on one of the sides – it also states by a bridge. Quite often socket bayonets and parts are found, but seldom the sword bayonets. This is a fantastic relic.

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