Confederate made Civil War College Hill Arsenal Foot Officers Sword Pommel and Victorian era Crucifix dug in Shelbyville area

Mike N Tn.

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I’ve been blessed with a good start to the Fall relic hunting season. I dug a Confederate made Civil War Foot Officers Sword Pommel and a Victorian era Crucifix at the same site that I also recently dug a US Belt Buckle at in the Shelbyville TN area.
Update: I’ve received a positive ID that the pommel came off of a super rare Confederate made College Hill Arsenal Foot Officers Sword (CSA marked).

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Digger RJ

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I’ve been blessed with a good start to the Fall relic hunting season. I dug a Civil War Foot Officers Sword Pommel and a Victorian era Crucifix at the same site that I also recently dug a US Belt Buckle at in the Shelbyville TN area. I think the Sword Pommel is Confederate made but I don’t have enough knowledge on swords to be certain. Any input as to the identity of the sword the pommel might have come from is super appreciated.

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Nice!!! Congrats!!!!!
 

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I’ve been blessed with a good start to the Fall relic hunting season. I dug a Civil War Foot Officers Sword Pommel and a Victorian era Crucifix at the same site that I also recently dug a US Belt Buckle at in the Shelbyville TN area. I think the Sword Pommel is Confederate made but I don’t have enough knowledge on swords to be certain. Any input as to the identity of the sword the pommel might have come from is super appreciated.

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Congratulations on your beautiful recoveries
 

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I’ve been blessed with a good start to the Fall relic hunting season. I dug a Civil War Foot Officers Sword Pommel and a Victorian era Crucifix at the same site that I also recently dug a US Belt Buckle at in the Shelbyville TN area. I think the Sword Pommel is Confederate made but I don’t have enough knowledge on swords to be certain. Any input as to the identity of the sword the pommel might have come from is super appreciated.

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great saves, wtg
 

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