Brass Quillon Block with blade fragment

Brass quillon block with gold gilding and blade fragment from a small hunting sword will also be exhibited. The ornate scroll work and fancy handle design were unusual for pirate gear, so the sword may have been acquired on some adventure.   It was recovered in 2007 and has been conserved.

Identifier:
QAR3082.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Sword From "Bleeding Kansas"

Incidents between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers in Kansas becaame increasingly violent during the mid-1850s. By May 1856, pro-slavery forces had rigged elections, terrorized anti-slavery settlers, burned the city of Lawrence and killed many free-state advocates. John Brown, determined to retaliate, led his militia company, the Liberty Guards, along Pottawatomie Creek in late May. There, the armed band killed five pro-slavery settlers, none of whom owned slaves. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0084
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Farragut's War of 1812 Sword

Date:
c. 1800s
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0033
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Naval Historical Foundation
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The American Sword, 1775-1945

Date:
2003
Creator:
Harold L. Peterson
Publisher/Studio:
Mineola, NY: Dover

Discusses all swords and blades used by the American military between 1775-1945.

Description (physical):

Paperback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
U856.U6P4, LCCN: 2002041771
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

The American Sword, 1775-1945

Date:
1991
Creator:
Peterson, Harold L.
Publisher/Studio:
Philadelphia, PA: Ray Riling Arms Books Company
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier