Friday, July 2, 2010

Sword makes its way back to museum

A "significant" Civil War sword that may have been sold, stolen or bartered away from Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is back at the Oakland (Pa.) museum, officials said. A collector purchased the ornate sword, presented to Capt. Augustus Plummer Davis in 1862, at a local antique market last week. Realizing what he had, David Aeberli, 72, of McCandless contacted museum officials. • Details

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