MILLARD CAVALRY SWORD & SCABBARD W/ SOLDIER PHOTO & LETTERS! A family descendant (great-great-great grandaughter) of William Luther Covey has provided this rare sword along with family provenance, including copy of photo of Luther Covey as well as two hand-written letters by Luther to his wife and children.
Luther enlisted in the Union Army in Lebanon, Wisconsin on Feb 22, 1864. Luther was part of the 7th infantry as a pvt. He was killed at the Battle of The Wilderness in Virginia May 5th, 1864.The first day of fighting in the Wilderness proved to be difficult for Luther's regiment, as they suffered severely. Grant pressed an attack on the confederate's first line and captured the colors of the 48th VA. As the day drew to a close and darkness ensued, the battle was postponed until the early morning hours under fog, when Luther's regiment participated in a heavy attack upon the font-line Confederates, and was the only regiment to successfully hold the confederate first-line of breastworks. Luther was either killed in action during the earlier siege, or the morning attack. Luther succumbed to a "mini-ball" to the hip resulting in a fatal bleed. What makes this offering remarkable, is that the two letters were dated April 24th, 1864 and May 1st, 1864, which was only 4-days before he was killed in battle. In fact, when his wife Delia received his last letter, Luther was living only in words well after his death.
In his letters, Luther talks about details concerning the advancements of Union soldiers as well as skirmishes and conquests. This is your chance to acquire this amazing piece of American history for your collection!The item "CIVIL WAR 1862 D. MILLARD CAVALRY SWORD & SCABBARD With SOLDIER PHOTO & LETTERS" is in sale since Thursday, September 26, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "pls-consignments" and is located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.