Sword of LT. A.D. Waddell 5th Regiment Mich Volunteer Infantry
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eBay item:3163: Presentation Civil War Infantry Officer's
Item number: 300214682982
non-regulation Civil War infantry officer's sword. The sword has an
iron hilt with three-branch guard, rounded pommel, and down-turned
quill ion. The grip is ray-skin wrapped with three strands of wire.
The 32 inch fullered blade has a spear point and is decorated with
an eagle and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" in a ribbon on the reverse and "US"
on the obverse. The back of the blade is etched "IRON PROOF". The
ricasso has an inlaid proof on the reverse and a marking that
consists on an arrow in a punch mark on the obverse. The iron
scabbard has a brass throat drag and suspension ring bands. The
upper band has a shield engraved with the inscription: "Presented
to / LT. A.D. Waddell / 5th Regiment Mich / Infantry / By his
Friends at / Howell / 1864. The face of the drag is engraved with an
eagle, shield, and floral designs. Documents with the sword indicate
Andrew D. Waddell enlisted on 2/1/64 as a 1st Lieutenant in
Company "I" 5th Michigan Infantry and was discharged on 6/9/64. The
5th Michigan Infantry was assigned to the 2nd Corp of the Army of
the Potomac. Between May 5, 1864 and June 9, 1864 the 5th Michigan
Infantry fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court
House, North Ann River, etc....