17 Lt. Colonel Dyer

College Hill, Nashville – Lt. Colonel Dyer 13th Tennessee

Battle of Atlanta Confederate Staff officers” CSA” sword This is the sword that was carried by Major B.L. Dyer 13th, Tennessee Infantry, latter promoted to Lt. Colonel. He was wounded at Atlanta and was in the Okmulgee Hospital in Macon, Ga. after the Fall of Atlanta. This great sword still retains 90% gold gilt, and a magnificently etched “CSA & Confederate Flag “ ornately engraved on a frosty blade by L.T. Cunningham sword maker at the College Hill Arsenal in Nashville, TN until it fell to Union troops in 1862. Thus, the sword had a short-lived production. This is the first of this type of College Hill Staff officer sword seen offered.