|Object Name||Sword, Presentation|
|Collection||Weapons & Accessories|
|Credit line||Gift of Sarah M. Stricker|
|Made||Sword blade: Collins & Co.; Retailer: Evans & Hassall|
|Makers mark||Blade marked: "Collins & Co. / Hartford Conn. / 1862"; top flat edge of the blade is marked "Evans & Hassall Phila / Iron Proof "|
Presentation sword & scabbard that was presented to Lieutenant Colonel David L. Stricker (1839-1864): The steel blade is engraved with an image of a Union soldier and martial symbols on one side and "U.S. " on the reverse. The scabbard is silver-plated with brass fittings and has engraved armor and foliage motifs and text in a cartouche flanked by flags: "Presented to Lieut. Col. D.L. Stricker / by the / officers of the 2nd Regt. / Del Vols / Falmouth VA May 18, 1863". The scabbard is also engraved with the Delaware state seal. The hilt is gilded and decorated with a sculptural suit of armor and helmet at the pommel and a lion's head at the end of the quillon. The hilt is also decorated with a gold metallic tassel.
|Dimension Details||the blade length is 30 3/4"|
|Owned||David L. Stricker|
|Provenance||The sword was a gift to the Society in 1909 from the original owner's widow, Sarah M. Stricker. The sword was officially presented to the Society by her brother, J. Earnest Smith.|
Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
Stricker, David L.
Second Delaware Regiment
|Material||Steel; brass; silver-plate with gilding|
|Place of Origin||Collinsville, CT; Philadelphia, PA|