A Medal of Honor recipient. A Civil War commander who lost his leg at Gettsyburg. A thief. A murderer. Major General Daniel Sickles remains today one of the most controversial figures of his era.
However one views Sickles today, his personal weapons remain prized objects for collectors. A gilt, silver-gripped sword by Collins & Co. was wonderfully embellished by none other than renowned American artisan Tiffany & Co. Sickles can be seen proudly wearing it in a period photograph.
The second is a fine cased, factory engraved Colt 1855 “Root” revolver presented to him by Colt, with checkered and monogrammed grips.
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