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C.Roby, Early Masonic/Knights Sword, Silvered, 1860sCapt.Wm.Fairweather, 6th Mass Inf. Span Am SOLD!!!!

Capt. B.F.Cheatham's Mex.War Sword, 1st Tn. SOLD!!!!!
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Capt. B.F.Cheatham's Mex.War Sword, 1st Tn. SOLD!!!!!

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Captain Benjamin F. Cheatham of the 1st Tenn. Infantry Infantry Officer's Sword, period inscribed on the Scabbard. Indian Head pommel Officer's sword that was regualtion from 1821-1850 with inscription which reads,. Sword in great condition with 31 1/2" straight Blade with military etchings including the Early American Eagle with E Pluribus Unum above in ribbon & florial designs & on other side of blade are more floral etchings & flags & military modifs. Indian female bust cast on pommel with round feather headress which is connected to twisted style knucklebow. Brass ferrule above the large Counterguard with American Eagle with burst design at the back. Bone or Ivory two piece grips with twisted wire around.  Brass scabbard with engravings of floral designs & designs on hanger with inscription on the front. Small repair about half way down on scabbard which does not distract. Capt. Cheatham was very active in the Mexican war with the 1st Tn. Infantry. He is listed at Monterey & the battle of Fort Diablo as charging front of his men & being grazed by bullet & almost decapatated by cannon ball and still being the first to make it to the Fort Walls. He was also in other battles & in 1847 he was promoted to Colonel & led the 3rd Tn. into Mexico City. Cheatham in 1861 joined the Confederate States Army as a General & was in a lot of battles. He had his ups & downs during the war & was not a favorite of Braggs but ended up as a hard fighting General of the South & Surrendered with Joe Johnston to Gen. Sherman in 1865. He died in 1866 & is buried in Nashville, Tn. A great Indian Pommel Infantry Officer's Sword belonging to Capt. Benjamin F. Cheatham during the Mexican War.

 









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