This outstanding presentation grade Tiffany Sword is inscribed on both the back of the guard and on the top mount. This sword is truly rare in that such a high-grade Tiffany is usually found in excellent condition as they were highly prized as keepsakes. Captain A. A. Donald of the famed "Excelsior Brigade" obviously thought his presentation should be used in battle out of respect to the members of his command who gave him this magnificent gift. It is almost certain that Donalds carried this sword when mortally wounded AUGUST 16-SEPTEMBER 2, 1862.--Campaign in Northern Virginia. No.79.--Report of Capt. M. William Burns, Seventy-third New York Infantry, of engagement at Kettle Run and battle of Groveton. HDQRS. FOURTH REGIMENT, EXCELSIOR BRIGADE, Camp near Alexandria, Va., September 5, 1862. COLONEL: "I have the honor to report that the command of this regiment devolved upon me about 5 o'clock on the afternoon of August 27,1862, by Capt. A. A. Donalds (previously in command, Colonel Brewster having been left in Alexandria) being carried from the field mortally wounded. Captain Donalds died on the 29th, after the amputation of his leg. By his death the regiment and the service lose one of their most brave and gallant officers-- one who was always at his post and ready for any and all duties required of him". I am, colonel, very respectfully, yours, &c. M. WM. BURNS, Captain Company A, Commanding Regiment. Col. NELSON TAYLOR, Commanding Excelsior Brigade.