Shelby Officer Sword - 42 inches
This sword is a replica of the sword General "Jo" Shelby carried in the Civil War.
The 42 inch stainless steel blade is engraved with CSA on one side. It features a black handle wrapped in gold wire with a Brass guard and pommel. This Shelby Officer sword also comes with a Black Metal scabbard.
In 1861 Shelby enlisted as a captain in the Confederate cavalry and later fought at Wilson's Creek. Promoted to colonel he commanded a brigade at Prairie Grove. He led his "Iron Brigade" of Missouri volunteers on the longest cavalry raid of the war. From September 22 to November 3 1863 Shelby's force traversed 1500 miles throughout Missouri inflicting more than 1000 casualties on Union forces and capturing or destroying an estimated $2 million worth of Federal supplies and property. He was promoted to brigadier general on December 15 1863 after the successful conclusion of the raid.