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RARE CIVIL WAR SWORD IS UP FOR AUCTION

(FoxNews) – A rare Civil War sword belonging to Union Brigadier General Eli H.
Murray will be sold at an auction of Americana in Scottsdale, Arizona next week.

A Southerner who fought with the Union Army, Murray was given the German-
made sword in 1862 for his bravery in the first battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 
according to auction house J.Levine Auction & Appraisal. Every man is Murray’s 
regiment gave a dollar for the sword, which at the time cost $1,200.

The sword will be part of a three-day auction that begins July 28. J. Levine
Auction & Appraisal estimates that the Damascus folded steel sword, which is
adorned with gold, is now worth between $100,000 and $150,000.


Eli H. Murray later became governor of the Utah
Territory in 1880.

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