Confederate General William Mahone cased presentation sword - The Last Sword of the Southern Confederacy
The Last Sword of the Southern Confederacy – only 4 Confederate swords exist in private hands with an actual presentation etched blade to a Confederate General. Mahone is the only Confederate Major Generals presentation sword known to exist in private hands; he was one of only 3 Confederate Division Commanders left in 1865. Made by Boyle and Gamble, this was their Last Sword, presented by the Citizens of Petersburg for saving their city from Union General US Grant; presented in the field at Chesterfield Court House just 3 weeks before Lee’s surrender. Gen. Mahone would have had this sword with him at Lee’s surrender to US Grant, where Mahone hand delivered to Lee and helped negotiate, General Grant’s Terms of Surrender.