SOLD! for $1,652.00.
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Early military sword with the leather scabbard, descended from the family of Alexander McMillan, Knox County, Tennessee. War of 1812 or earlier sword and scabbard with the saber having an eagle pommel, pierced and engraved guard, ribbed bone grip, the ricasso unmarked and false blade side marked with a "Z", the blade with foliate leaves and vines with flowers. An American shield is faintly visible on one side of the blade.The leather scabbard retains the original brass hardware and ring, sewn leather seam. 35" length of sword. Note: Alexander McMillan (1749-1837) was one of the first settlers in Knox County in 1783 with Robert Love, Francis Ramsey, and James White. He settled in the Strawberry Plains area of Knox County. Born in County Derry, Ireland in 1749, he immigrated to America in 1775 and joined the Continental Army shortly after arriving. He fought in Quebec and the Battle of King's Mountain in South Carolina. During the War of 1812, McMillan participated in the Battle of New Orleans as a sergeant under Colonel Edwin Booth of the East Tennessee Militia. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Sword blade with pitting mid-blade, bone grip loose, brass hardware on scabbard loose, the brass drag tip lost.