Presentation Sword Carried at Gettysburg by Lieut. Edwin McEwen - 95th PA. “Gosline Zouaves” – His Name is on the Monument – This Sword has a Beautiful “Untouched” Patina
Over the years we have owned dozens of presentation swords… many with great histories, but the one we kept until now is what we consider “the ultimate”. Most presentation swords have been “polished up”. What gets us excited is amazing “patina”, the “untouched” look of 150 years of being carefully stored in an attic chest. That’s the look this sword has.

This sword was made by Emerson & Silver using a German blade. It has a metal scabbard with all the correct brass fittings. The presentation plate of silver reads:

“Presented to
Lieut. E. McEwen
By the Members of Co. K 95th Regt. P. V.
March 2nd, 1863”

The hilt has the usual large U.S. and the eagle still has her ruby eyes. The original saber knot is present. The blade has the typical inscribed U.S. eagle, etc. The scabbard has one small dent, which could be where a spent ball hit it. (McEwen actually carried this sword at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor where he was wounded June 2nd, 1864.)

Examine our photographs. A picture that you might want to put with it is Don Troiani’s Gosline Zouave painting. You might want to also add the autographed 95th PA. document offered on our site.

#A423 - Price $8,250