WELL DOCUMENTED OFFICER SABER OF CONFEDERATE COLONEL HARRY GILMOR.
34.5″ model 1860 style slightly curved cavalry blade, decorated cavalry officer’s hilt with engraved star on face of pommel. “Harry Gilmor” boldly engraved in script on knucklebow. Bullion officer’s sword knot. Harry Gilmor was famous Confederate cavalry commander who penned his memoir while held prisoner at Ft. Warren in 1865. “Four Years in the Saddle” was nationwide best seller published by Harper, NY 1866. The saber is in beautiful condition and the officer who carried it is still remembered today. His birthday is still celebrated on Confederate Hill in Baltimore where he is buried. A CDV of Gilmor in full uniform wearing what appears to be this same sword is included. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Notarized letter from William Albaugh, April 30, 1968 stating authenticity of sword belonging to Lt. Col. Harry Gilmor and provenance from Richard Steuart circa 1900 to Albaugh in 1951. Robert Michel book limited edition 1976 “Colonel Gilmor’s Raid Around Baltimore”. 1993 Baltimore bank history picturing sword.