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Pair of US Army spurs

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One of a pair, the eagle-head strap spur was worn by West Point graduate Brigadier General David M. Gregg. He entered service on January 17, 1862 as a colonel of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. On November 29, 1862 he was promoted to brevet Brigadier General and was a commander of a cavalry division under Ulysses Grant and Philip Sheridan. Gregg was involved in major battles such as Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

Sword Voted to Winfield S. Hancock

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Voted to Major General Winfield S. Hancock at the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair in St. Louis, Missouri on June 4th, 1864.

This sword was voted to Major General Winfield Scott Hancock at the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair in St. Louis, Missouri on June 4th, 1864. The fair was one of many fundraisers for the United States Sanitary Commission, a private relief organization that supported army hospitals and sick and wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Visitors to the fair gave donations to “vote” for their favorite general.

The blade of this sword is long, straight, and singled-edged. The fuller is broad and flat, and extends almost to the tip of the blade. Both sides are decorated in gold and silver chasing in floral and scroll designs. On the obverse are a "US" monogram and a Union soldier. On the reverse is a cluster of military trophies and a soldier. The grip is four sided. On the side faces there is a single line of beadwork. On the front and back faces are figures of a woman holding a sword in her right hand and a standard in her left. The pommel bears a cast eagle. The knuckle guard consists of two sprays of laurel leaves arranged in the form of a bow. In the center of the knuckle guard is the goddess Nike holding a laurel wreath. The quillon terminates above the blade in the shape of a lion's head. The counterguard features a laurel wreath on the front, and is inscribed “VOTED TO / MAJ. GEN. W.S. HANCOCK / AT THE / MISSISSIPPI / VALLEY / SANITARY / FAIR / ST. LOUIS June 4 1864.”

The scabbard has three gold mounts. The first mount bears an eagle surrounded in gold stars encrusted in diamonds (36 diamonds total), all set on a blue enamel background flanked by two standards and surmounted by two palm sprays. The reverse of this mount bears a sword wrapped in a laurel wreath. The middle mount features an oval shield with a "US" monogram cast in the center, and a Greek helmet, sword, and laurel spray. The drag features a laurel wreath, a battle axe, and a lion's head. There are three carrying rings on this scabbard, one on each side of the top mount and one on the right side of the middle mount.

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Douglas MacArthur

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Oil on illustration board. Mounted to a thin canvas over wood, on a alcor panel. Portrait of one star General Douglas MacArthur. Army Service Ribbons for Decorations and Medals include: Distinguished Service Cross with gold oak leaf cluster, Crioix de guerre, Sampson Medal, and Navy Expeditionary Medal. MacArthur wears officer pins on his collar and two shirt pins on his left breast pocket. The left shirt pin has two crossed devices over a laurel wreath (possibly Distinguished Service Cross-British) and the right shirt pin of two crossed devices with wide tips (closely resembeling a field clerk's insignia of two crossed pens). He also wears two gold chevrons on his lower right arm sleeve (indicating overseas service) and two gold chevrons on his lower left arm sleeve (indicating his wounds acquired while leading his troops in the capture of Hills 242 and 288 and at Cote-de-Chatillion), and a 42nd Division insignia patch on the shoulder of his left arm sleeve.

John F. O'Ryan

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Oil on illustration board. Portrait of two star General John F. O'Ryan. O'Ryan wears a tunic with officer pins on his collar. He has grey/black hair, blue eyes, and a moustache. O'Ryan's signature is in the bottom left corner in red crayon. Catalogue card reads: Painted in France by Jos. C. Chase. Presented in 1922-31.

English Powder Flask

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P08 Luger Semiautomatic Pistol

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Uncle Sam

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Original pencil and watercolor drawing of Uncle Sam by James Montgomery Flagg for the “I Want You for U.S. Army” recruitment campaign, 1917. Depicted is Uncle Sam looking stern and pointing at the viewer with his right index finger. He is wearing a cream colored top hot with a blue hat band with white stars. He is wearing a dark jacket (purple and blue) with a white shirt and red bow tie. His hair is white and he has a long white goatee. Signed at bottom right by the artist.

coat

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medal set

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A taxonomic revision of the moss families Hookeriaceae and Hypopterygiaceae in Malaya / Haji Mohamed and Harold Robinson

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Keys, descriptions, and some figures are provided for the 9 genera and 28 species of Hookeriaceae (including Chaetomitriopsis and Chaetomitrium) and the 3 genera and 7 species of Hypopterygiaceae recognised in Malaya. Eight species are reported as new to Malaya: Actinodontium rhaphidostegum, Daltonia angustifolia, D. armata, Distichophyllum brevicuspes, D. jungermannioides, D. maibarae, Cyathophorella hookeriana, and C. spinosa. Chaetomitrium perakense Brotherus ex Dixon and Distichophyllum ulukaliense Damanhuri & Mohamed are reduced to the synonymy of C. orthorrhynchum and D. jungermannioides respectively.

14th Century Battle Sword

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Herman Stof 1618 German Broadsword

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rapier

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Non Commissioned Officer's Sword

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Kurdish Short Sword

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Repeating Flintlock Musket

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Harpers Ferry Officers Model 1803 Flintlock Rifle

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Model 1803 Harpers Ferry Rifle Officers Model

Italian Flintlock Pistol

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Boxlock Flintlock Pistol

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Deringer Percussion Pistol

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Colt Belt Model Percussion Revolver

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