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Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 578

Civil War Presentation M1850 Sword, Col. Sam Patton, 8th E. Tenn. Cavalry

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400
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Ames Presentation Grade Model 1850 Staff and Field Officers sword presented to Tennessee Colonel Samuel Kelsey Nelson Patton (1816-1886, TN) by Company D 8th East Tennessee Cavalry. 32" length partially engraved blade with floral military trophy designs, large script US and "Ames Mfg Co/Chicopee/Mass" to one side and scrolled foliate decoration together with a spread wing eagle on the reverse. Gilt wire wrapped shagreen grip and gilt brass half basket guard with open work and "US". Patinated copper scabbard with engraved foliate and American shield decoration and presentation inscription reading "Presented to Col. S. K. N. Patton by Comp D. 8th East Tenn Cav". One suspension band with raised Federal Eagle design and laurel cartouche engraved U. S. and the central suspension band with incised and laurel cartouche decoration. Chape with engraved foliate designs and raised Federal Eagle design. 41" total length. Note: Samuel Kelsey Nelson Patton was born in Jonesborough, TN, and was educated in the Martin Academy in Jonesborough. He studied law but became a well-known Presbyterian Minister in Sullivan County (Kingsport). He married Catherine Jane Wall, the daughter of the first governor of Kentucky Armistead Wall, and together they had 12 children. In addition to serving the United States in the Civil War and reaching the rank of Colonel, he was a member of the Tennessee State Senate during the 38th Tennessee General Assembly from 1873 - 1875.


Light patination and wear to blade wtih engraving evenly worn retaining nice detail, no rusting or pitting noted. Grip with minor wear to gilt and is moderately loose at the base. Scabbard is in good condition with light scattered wear and some minor losses, a few areas of shallow denting to upper scabbord and chape.

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Property from the Collection of Jo Ann Cline Yates, Lookout Mountain Tennessee.