|Object Name||Sword, Presentation|
|Collection||Weapons & Accessories|
|Credit line||Gift of Norman & Jeanne Taylor|
|Made||Evans & Hassall|
|Makers mark||marked on base of blade near hilt; case is stamped in gold on the inside of the lid.|
Civil War presentation sword with scabbard and case that belonged to Henry Clay Robinette.
The sword has an etched blade; foliage motifs and an eagle grasping olive branches and a banner with text: "E Pluribus Unum" on one side; "US" surrounded by foliage motifs (oak leaves & acorns & flowers) on reverse. The blade is marked near the hilt on one side by Evans & Hassell of Philadelphia, and "CL Ruberg, Solingen" on reverse; also "Iron Proof" along the top of the blade. The hilt is brass and decorated with elaborate foliage motifs and an eagle's head with red eyes. The handle of the guard still has the gold metallic tassel attached at the pommel end.
The scabbard is steel with brass embellishments and is engraved: "Corinth / Sept 3rd & 4th / 1862 / Presented to / Lieut. Henry / Clay Robinet [sic] / by the citizens of / Wilmington Del. / As a Tribute to / Worth and Valor / Jan 1st 1863."
The sword has its own black leather-covered wooden case with two brass closures and a central lock (no key); 42 3/8" long x 4 5/8" wide x approx. 1 3/4" high. The interior is lined on the bottom with royal blue velvet and on the inside of the lid with royal blue satin; gold stamp at center: " Evans & Hassell / 418 Arch St. / Philada."
|Dimensions||H-35.75 W-3.75 L-40 D-2 inches|
|Dimension Details||framed dimensions|
|Owned||Henry Clay Robinette|
|Used||Henry Clay Robinette|
|Provenance||Presented to Civil War soldier, Henry Clay Robinette (1841-1868); descended in the family to Joseph Allen Williams (1880-1939, Robinette's great nephew) and finally willed to DHS by a descendant on Jeanne Taylor's side.|
Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
Robinette, Henry Clay
Henry Clay Robinette
Battle of Corinth
|Place of Origin||Philadelphia, PA|
|Medium||OIl on Canvas|