Re: Need Help Locating a CW Sword!
Hi Steve, I have found your name several times while researching the 169th N.Y.S.V. My great great uncle Edward Williams was good friends of Henry Slack who was in the 169th. Williams was in the 123rd O.V.I. Passed down to me is what appears to be a piece(star) of the flag belonging to the 169th. It is framed in pine wood from the State House, Charleston, S.C.
It reads on the back: Star from the 169" N.Y.S.V. shot off at the battle of Drury's Bluff..... I also have an old picture of Henry Slack with the very star(in the frame) on his desk.
This has been in the family for a very long time along with many artifacts of the war from my great great uncle and it's time for me to confirm what I have. I'd appreciate any help you can offer. Best regards, Linda A. Cary