Civil War Presentation Grade Mdl.1852 Staff & Field -Capt. Stephen H. Bogardus Jr.”



  • WIA while taken Miller’s Cornfield at Antietam

A very historic sword given to a true Civil War hero. It’s inscribed ”  Presented to Capt. S.H. Bogardus Jr. Co.E  192d  N.Y.S.V by Lieut.E.F. Foster Late Q.M. Purnell Legion MD. Vol’s. April 1st.1865. Lt.Forster  served under Capt. Bogardus through out the War.  The sword will come with autographed book “Dear Eagle The Civil War Correspondence of Stephen H. Bogardus Jr. to the Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle” by Brian C. Pohanka . Capt. Bogardus wrote to the Daily Eagle throughout the War .  In a letter dated  Sept.19,1862 to the paper he provides insight into the horrors of Antietam.  He describes “I had, together with my regiment, the honor to participate in the fray…We were ordered to take the cornfield and support the 124th Pennsylvania  Vols.,a new regiment which we did til noon. That cornfield was a horrible sight. A live rebel soldier is a disgusting sight , but a dead one surpasses description. And that cornfield was full of them, lying in all positions . Here one shot through the beard ,there one with his leg torn off, and still farther on , a trunk with out a head. At noon we we’re sent to a piece of woods on the advance – and here we remained until about 2 PM. , at which time I was wounded and carried to the rear. I was hit with a musket ball coming from a party of rebels carrying our flag…………The book is full of such accounts. Please refer to my photo section for further details. The sword will come with the book, a photo of him, and a signed document by him.  The sword etched on the blade  Canfield & Bro. Baltimore.  A really historic grouping !

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