Table of contents for Swords of the American civil war / Richard H. Bezdek.


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PART I
UNION SWORDS
Chapter 1: Union Presentation-Grade Swords ......................................... 5
A Representative Group of Presentation Swords ... 5
Custom-Made Sword... 6
Staff and Field Officer Swords ... 7
Infantry Officer Swords ... 14
Cavalry Officer Swords ... 17
Militia Officer Swords ... 20
Naval Officer Swords ... 22
Chapter 2: Identified Union Presentation Swords .................................... 23
Custom-Made Swords ... 23
Staff and Field Officer Swords ... 27
Infantry Officer Sword ... 30
Noncommissioned Officer Sword ... 31
Militia Officer Swords ... 32
Cavalry Officer Sword ... 33
Naval Officer Sword ... 34
Chapter 3: Identified Union Presentation Swords with the Presentees' War Activities ........ 35
Custom-Made Swords... 35
Staff and Field Officer Swords ... 65
Infantry Officer Swords ... 94
Cavalry Officer Swords ... 104
Militia Officer Swords ... 107
Medical Staff Officer Sword ... 114
Chapter 4: Union Swords Engraved with the Owners' Names ........................... 115
Chapter 5: U nion  Regulation  Swords  .............................................. 135
Staff and Field Officer Swords ... 135
Infantry Officer Swords . . 139
Noncommissioned Officer Sword ... 147
Musician's Sword... 148
Cavalry Swords ... 149
Cavalry Officer Swords ... 155
Militia Officer Swords ... 157
Militia Noncommissioned Officer Swords ... 162
Light Artillery Swords ... 163
Light Artillery Officer Sword ... 164
Foot Artillery Swords ... 165
Naval Cutlasses ... 167
Naval Officer Swords ... 169
Marine Corps Swords. . . 176
Medical Staff Officer Swords ... 177
Pay Department Staff Officer Sword ... 180
Diplomat's Sword. . . 181
PART II
CONFEDERATE SWORDS
Chapter 6: Identified Confederate Presentation Swords ............................... 185
Staff and Field Officer Sword ... 185
Foot Officer Sword ... 186
Chapter 7: Identified Confederate Presentation Swords with the Presentees' War Activities ... 187
Custom-Made Swords . . 187
Staff and Field Officer Swords ... 194
Foot Officer Swords ... 203
Chapter 8: Confederate Swords Engraved with the Owners' Names ...................... 213
Chapter 9: Confederate Regulation Swords ........................................ 221
Staff and Field Officer Swords ... 221
Foot Officer Swords ... 228
Cavalry Swords ... 233
Cavalry Officer Swords ... 248
Light Artillery Swords ... 252
Light Artillery Officer Sword ... 253
Foot Artillery Swords ... 254
Artillery Noncommissioned Officer Sword ... 257
Naval Cutlasses ... 258
Naval Officer Swords ... 262
PART IIl
THE WAR ACTIVITIES AND SWORDS OF SELECT CIVIL WAR HEROS
Chapter 10: Gen. George Armstrong Custer: Youngest Union Cavalry General of the Civil War ... 267
The Civil War Record of Gen. George Armstrong Custer ... 267
General Custer's Presentation Sword, Dress Uniform, and Personal Equipment
Captured at the Battle of Trevilian Station ... 270
Chapter 1 1: Gen. Lewis Merrill: Civil War Hero and General Custer's Best Indian Fighter ... 277
The Civil War Record of Gen. Lewis Merrill ... 277
General Merrill's Postwar Military Activities ... 279
General Merrill's 1861 Staff and Field Officer Presentation Sword ... 280
General Merrill's 1862 Custom Presentation Sword ... 281
General Merrill's 1868 Staff and Field Officer Presentation Sword ... 282
Chapter 12: Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth: First Union Hero of the Civil War ................. 285
The Civil War Record of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth ... 285
Colonel Ellsworth's Staff and Field Officer Presentation Sword ... 287
Chapter 1 3: Lt. Col. James W. Redfield: A Hero of the Battle of Allatoona Pass ........... 289
The Civil War Record of Lt. Col. James W Redfield ... 289
Lieutenant Colonel Redfield's Staff and Field Officer Sword ... 293
Chapter 14: Capt. Thomas H. Elliott: A Gallant Pennsylvania Infantry Officer ............ 295
The Civil War Record of Capt. Thomas H. Elliott... 295
Captain Elliott's Cavalry Officer Sword ... 298
Chapter 15: Gen. Wade Hampton: Southern Gentleman and Cavalry Wizard ............. 301
The Civil War Record of Gen. Wade Hampton ... 301
General Hampton's Cavalry Sword... 303
APPENDIX
Capt. Wilmon W. Blackmar's Civil War Diary,
with Information on General Custer's Civil War Service ...................... 305
The Battle of Trevilian Station and the Fate of General Custer's Baggage Wagon ... 305
The Surrender at Appomattox Court House ... 307
Appomattox Relics... 308
General Custer's Farewell Order to His Men ... 309
Captain Blackmar's Meeting with Mrs. Custer ... 310
The Recovery of Custer's Love Letters ... 310
Thank-You Note from Libbie Custer to Blackmar... 313
The Civil War Record of Capt. Wilmon Whilldin Blackmar... 316



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Swords Collectors and collecting, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865, Swords History