Cavalry saber, by Columbia, SC silversmith William Glaze, 1855-60. Copied from the standard Model 1840 sabers, this piece was carried by Corporal Alfred Manigault of Company K, 4th South Carolina Cavalry. Once a Columbia silversmith, 1850. By the early 1860s and the outbreak of the Civil War, Glaze had partnered with Benjamin Flagg and converted the “Palmetto Iron Works” into the “Palmetto Armory.”
Lawrence Massillon Keitt (1824-1864), lawyer, politician, July 1861 raised the 20th South Carolina Regiment of Volunteers & commissioned as Colonel. Wounded in Battle of Cold Harbor and died as result of his wounds the next day, June 4, 1864. Left a widow and two very young children.
JAMES CONNING CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. In absolutely stunning condition, any collector would have to wait many years to find a similar Confederate sword in such "World-Class" condition. Conning manufactured various styles of swords in Mobile, Alabama throughout the Civil War for the South. Confederate swords of any maker in this condition are extremely rare and almost never encountered outside of major museums and/or collections. A Classic "CS" motif.
Uniform worn by Private Edward D. Robinson (Charleston, SC) of Captain G.H. Walter’s Company (Washington Artillery), South Carolina Artillery. The unit surrendered to Federal forces at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865. Charleston Museum.
Charleston Light Dragoons helmet, c. 1893. Worn by William Lowndes (Charleston, 1872-1964), son of Richard D. I’on Lowndes & Alice Izard Middleton. The helmet has the palmetto and South Carolina seal on the front crescent. The horsehair braid is typical for mounted units (dragoons). Charleston Museum.