A magnificent gilded Civil War Presentation Sword gifted to Lieut Col. Theodore B. Hamilton — a twice-wounded prisoner of war who bravely commanded New York’s 62nd Infantry in battles ranging from Antietam to Gettysburg — took top lot honors when it sold for $28,750 in Heritage Auctions’ $2.13+ million weekend of Civil War and Armor auctions in Dallas. The June 12-13 Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction and June 14 Arms & Armor Signature Auctions both saw sell through rates exceeding 90 percent and nearly 1,500 registered bidders. “Material from Anderson’s Zouaves, also known as the 62nd New York Infantry, is highly sought after by collectors,” said Marsha Dixey, Manager of Historical Auctions at Heritage Auctions. “Hamilton’s presentation sword survived in wonderful condition and even the scabbard retained 90 percent of its original gilded surface. The sword notwithstanding, both auctions

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