DescriptionPresentation 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.
Gold, metal, mother of pearl
Inscription on grip reads: "Presented to the Gallant O'Neill for his valor at Havre de Grace by Philadelphians - 1813."
Gift of John Reynolds O'Neill
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