Posted 5 years ago
I thought I might have already posted this, but here it is again for those who might have missed it.
This is the original sword of Capt. Henry H. Davis. The scabbard has his name engraved on the brass throat (hard to photograph due to age) and reads, " Presented to /Capt. H. H. Davis/137th Regt. N.Y.S.V./by/His Company." The photo is of Capt. Davis and he is holding the actual sword.
I was able to visit his grave site & photographed his tombstone. In partial it reads, " He Enlisted In The /U.S.A./OCT. 14,1861/Entered 137th N.Y.S.V./SEPT. 6, 1862/DIED/MAY 23, 1865/of wounds received/at the battle of Chancellorsville."