John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
Mexican-American War Mdl.1832 Artillery Sword
Mexican-American War Mdl.1832 Artillery Sword

It's a real rarity to find identified Mexican-American war items. This sword and rig are brand new to the collecting fraternity.  The whole outfit is uncleaned and untouched, which I find very attractive. The 19" blade still exhibits clumps of dirt . Under the dirt  It's stamped 'United States-1834' and on the obverse 'eagle/N.P.Ames/Springfield' which is partially hidden under the dirt. The sword crossguard has the intials J.AJ.B. in a sunken cartouche. The scabbard and white buff belt are in excellent condition.  On the inside of the belt is written in old brown ink "Ezra Gleason Co B.3rd Arty. " He was from Hartford ,Ct. and wounded in action at the Battle of Churubusco.  He enlisted in the fall of 1846 and served 'til Aug.1848 .He participated in some of the bloodiest battles of the War to include Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, Molino del Ray, Chapultepec and Mexico City. This great outfit will come with a copy of his National Archives Pension papers application. which attest to the battles he participated in plus his being wounded at Churubusco .

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