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Sword

Description

Presentation sword given as a token of respect by several gentlemen of Philadelphia to John O'Neill (1768-1838) after his single-handed attempt to defend Havre de Grace, Maryland, from a British raid.

Creator

unknown

Date

1813

Materials

Gold, metal, mother of pearl

Resource ID

10604

Notes

Inscription on grip reads: "Presented to the Gallant O'Neill for his valor at Havre de Grace by Philadelphians - 1813."

Credit Line

Gift of John Reynolds O'Neill

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.