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Object ID 1909.001
Object Name Sword, Presentation
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Sarah M. Stricker
Date 1863
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 "
Description 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.

Dimensions L-37.25 inches
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.
Subjects Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
People Stricker, David L.
Search Terms David Stricker
Civil War
Second Delaware Regiment
Presentation Swords
Nineteenth Century
Material Steel; brass; silver-plate with gilding
Place of Origin Collinsville, CT; Philadelphia, PA
Event Civil War