CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD, BY CLAUBERG - Lot #3091
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Presented to Lt. Mason Gibson, 2nd New York Vet. Vol. Cavalry. This wonderful sword comes with an original image in a hard plastic case of Lt Gibson holding this exact sword. Gibson served under General Banks and with Generals Davidson and then Grierson as an officer of the 2nd NY Cav. His major campaign was under Banks on the Red River but he served all over the South during the later period of the War. His has a very fine Civil War history. Having a sword in a photograph of the officer holding it that can be identified as that exact sword is a very rare thing indeed. It is depicted on pages 160 and 161 of Cavalry and Artillery Sabers. This is a fine high grade sword with a massive hilt composed of a bronze grip relief cast with Lady Liberty and an American Eagle for a pommel. The wonderful guard with eagle fighting a snake is an eye catcher. Furthermore the German silver scabbard mounted with wide and very fancy suspension ring mounts and boot style drag will enhance any collection of American Swords especially as a presented sword to a Cavalry Officer. The presentation is engraved on the obverse face of the top suspension ring mount.