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    Help Identifying Sword

    This sword has been in my family's possession for as long as I can remember. It definitely looks as though it is from the Civil War era. The interesting thing is that I am a distant relative of William Tecumseh Sherman and it is rumored (in my family) that it may have come from him. I am not expecting that to be the truth, but just some information regarding the sword. Thanks!

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    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Nipmuc USA
    Hi Bryan

    Welcome aboard

    It may be that Sherman owned more than one sword but his Ames made staff and field sword is in the Smithsonian Museum

    Horstmann was a retailer/fabricator and imported entire swords as well as parts.

    The time period and type is true to that war. I would take the family story with a large grain of salt unless there is more evidence linking him to the sword. It is surely a sword of the type he carried at one point in his career.


    Hotspur; is there a crowned king's head mark on the other side of the blade?

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