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From the Gettysburg battlefield, Part II: Cavalryman’s sword bears initials C.J.H.

This decoration on a sword from the Gettysburg Battlefield appears to be a soldier on horseback. It also bears the initials C.J.H. A intrepid York County, Pa., researcher has found a Civil War soldier who might have owned it. Today, West Manchester Township resident Dick Wilson owns the sword, which has been in his family for years.

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From the Gettysburg battlefield: Cavalryman’s sword bears initials C.J.H.

York, Pa.’s, Dick Wilson has a sword which has been in his family for years. Family lore has it coming from the battlefield in Gettysburg. He believes it to be a cavalryman’s sword and the initials appear to be C.J.H. If he could find a descendant of the swordsman, ‘I’d give him the sword.’

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