Pennsylvania Presentation Sword by Clauberg

Our Price: $2,900

Pennsylvania Presentation Sword by Clauberg. A presentation grade model 1850 Staff & Field Officer's sword. Blade is marked "SCHUYLER HARTLEY & GRAHAM NEW YORK". Blade is etched on both sides in a central panel with an American eagle and "U.S.". Blade is marked "W. CLAUBERG SOLINGEN". Gilded brass mounted iron scabbard. Top mount of scabbard reads:

"A Testimonial to
Lieut TC Spackman
by
Co.K. 3d Regt P.R.V.C."

Thomas  C. Spackman resided in Bucks County PA when he enlisted 7/11/61 as a private in "K" Co. PA 32nd Infantry (3rd Reserve). Spackman rose rapidly through the ranks to 1st Lt on September 16, 1863.  The 32nd were heavily involved at the Seven Days Battles, Turner's Gap, Battle of South mountain, Antietam and Fredricksburg where it was among the last units to withdraw and suffered 128 casualties. Spackman mustered out with Company, June 17, 1864.

On 9/9/1864 he was commissioned as Captain into "E" Co. PA 198th Infantry. He was wounded in the abdomen 3/29/1865 at Lewis' Farm, VA and hospitalized at the Armory Square Hospital in Washington, DC. He received a Brevet commission as Major on 3/29/1865. Spackman later resided in New Jersey where he died in 1888. He was buried at the Friends Cemetery, Mullica Hill, NJ.

33 inch blade with areas of factory polish with some minor dardening. Edge has several light nicks. Hilt has traces of original gilding. Grip and wire 100% complete and original.

 

 

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