Exceptional Ames Infantry officer sword grouping of Lt. Heber Davis, 1st/7th New Hampshire Infantry

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Fresh from an estate in New England, this is a wonderful grouping of Heber James Davis who was born in Hancock, New Hampshire and enlisted 4/26/1861 as a Private in Company E, 1st New Hampshire Infantry.  He then served in another unit, rising in the ranks to 1st Lieutenant of Company K, I and B of the 7th New Hampshire Infantry.

The sword is absolutely stunning overall and is an Infantry officer pattern with the metal brass mounted, blued iron field scabbard (not leather).  The sword is near fine with generous original frosting finish and no major flaws–but clearly shows some use in the field.  The shagreen grip and wire are 100% intact and original and the original leather throat washer is present.  The brass retains generous original gilt and the scabbard, over 70%+ original blue finish.  There are no major dents present at all.  Included with the sword is Davis’ original Commission certificate as well as three images of him (which match, by the way, the image posted on CivilWarData.com).

Davis had an outstanding service record and was twice wounded in battle–on May 14, 1864 at Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia and again October 27, 1864 on Darbytown Road, Virginia.

Copies of his service records are included.  This is as fresh and well documented as original artifacts get!


Residence Hancock NH; 18 years old.

Enlisted on 4/26/1861 as a Private.

On 5/2/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. NH 1st Infantry 
He was Mustered Out on 8/9/1861 at Concord, NH

On 12/11/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. NH 7th Infantry 
He was discharged for wounds on 3/27/1865

He was listed as:
* Wounded 5/14/1864 Drewry's Bluff, VA (Severely wounded)
* Wounded 10/27/1864 Darbytown Road, VA (Severely wounded)

* Sergt 10/22/1861 (As of Co. K 7th NH Inf)
* 2nd Lieut 7/19/1863 (As of Co. I)
* 1st Lieut 2/6/1864 (As of Co. B)

Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 7/19/1863 from company K to company I 
* 2/6/1864 from company I to company B 

Other Information:
born in Hancock, NH
Member of GAR Post # 11 (Abraham Lincoln) in Charlestown, MA
died 2/8/1907

After the War he lived in San Francisco, CA
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Weight 12 lbs