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Sacramento, CA 95811
Witherell’s auction house is a family business rooted in a passion for fine art and antiques, based in Sacramento, a region known for its history and its important 20th century art scene. It all started when Brad Witherell was gifted a Civil War-era Henry rifle from his uncle as a teen, spurring his...Read more
Presentation grade model 1850 Staff & Field Officer's sword of Colonel Royal Emerson Whitman, commanding officer of the 30th Maine Volunteers later Lieutenant commanding Camp Grant near Tucson, Arizona Territory, at the time of the "Camp Grant Massacre," in 1871. He had received a beret for gallantry at the Battle of Sabine Crossroads in 1864. His youngest daughter became the wife of General Anthony C. MacAuliffe of WWII fame for the Battle of Bastogne. The blade is French made. The hilt is very ornate with additional engraved details. The grip is sharks skin. The scabbard is brass-mounted steel. Brass mounts are very ornate with some additional engraved details. A variety of photos of Royal Emerson Whitman, mostly from after his time in the service, plus a superb daguerrotype image of Whitman as a young man; 3 Calvary buttons: one coat sized, two cuff sized; a folder of genealogical information on the Whitman family along with a two notes from Emile Poulsson and signed by her. Also two typed letters, dated March 5, 1952 and April 7, 1952 from Charles Porter III, Chief Preservation Branch of the U.S. Dept of the Interior to Mrs. McAuliffe including a stamped envelope. Blade: 31.5"l. Overall: 38.75"l. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $110.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. Please note we do not accept credit cards.
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