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Civil War Sword Presented to Lieut. W.N. Williams

Civil War presentation sword, blade etched with "U.S.", ricasso marked with "Proved" star and stamped "GERMANY", other side of blade etched with eagle and shield and "E PLURIBUS UNUM", ricasso marked "S.N.MEYER/WASHINGTON, scabbard with "Presented by Brig. Gen. T.T.Crittenden. to hi Aide LIEUT.W.N.WILLIAMS, 6th Ind. Vols. for fidelity and bravery. - 1862-1863-"., leather belt hook and clasp; along with Historical photographs of Lieut. W.N. Williams holding the sword in uniform, a photograph of the Lieutenant in uniform with metals, photograph of the 3d. U.S. Infantry including 2d Lieut. Wm. N. Williams (2nd from left); a pin and ribbon from the Military Order of the World Wars -M.O.W.W. Convention 1923,'two gold medals worn by Pearl Williams (W.N.'s daughter) at Christian College

Note: Lieutenant W.N. Williams was a direct descendant of the consignor. Lieut. Williams was the oldest veteran of the world war in 1921. also the oldest member of the American Legion. Born in 1837 in Ireland, coming to America when he was 3 months old. In 1861 he enrolled as a private with Company A of the Sixth Indiana Volunteers. He enlisted in the Civil War April 19, 1861. He was a participant of the battle at Cheat River, West Virginia and there he saw General Garnett, of the Confederacy, meet his death. He was also at the battle of Stone River, TN, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge in Georgia. He was wounded at the battle of Salem Church, Tennessee.

For complete history see: Washington Times - Nov. 5 1921 -

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