Civil War Confederate Sword Plowed Up in Hanover
The incident described below is possibly depicted in the background of this Lewis Miller drawing of “Old Mr. Rudyseal” offering his assistance to General Kilpatrick near Hanover.
One hundred twenty-five years ago, in 1882, the Gazette reported, under Hanover news, that a few weeks before a sword was plowed up on Karl Forney’s farm, which adjoined the town.
It “is supposed to have belonged to one of the Confederate officers who fell and was buried there on the 30th of June 1863, during the cavalry battle between the opposing divisions of Gens. Kilpatrick & Stewart. One of the officers was a Col. Davis, of a North Carolina regiment, whose remains were exhumed some years ago and taken to Richmond, Va., and interred in the Confederate Cemetery at that city.”
Click here for Civil War find in 1948.
Click here to read about a teenager’s memories of the Confederate invasion.