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Default "Holy Grail" Of Civil War Swords Found . . .

Holy grail’ of Civil War swords found in Massachusetts

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BOSTON — The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col. Robert Gould Shaw was stolen after he was killed during the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry’s doomed attack on Fort Wagner, S.C., in 1863, a battle portrayed in the 1989 Oscar-winning movie “Glory.”
It was found recently in the home of one of Shaw’s distant relatives and is scheduled to go on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society on Tuesday, the anniversary of his death.
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It looks like it's in pretty good shape.

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Since you are into fencing I thought you we
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Saber fencing is different than foil.
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Since you are into fencing I thought you we
like that.
Saber fencing is different than foil.
I took fencing in college.
I coach saber at the high school but our school now fields foil, epee and saber squads. Our local club primarily teaches saber but we have a large group of foil fencers too. Epee is the smallest group at the club but that is growing.

And then there is 2 blade dagger fencing. We do that for fun
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I thought fencing was done at a wrecking yard after dark.
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Now we have to find Black Beards sword!
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Now we have to find Black Beards sword!
Its probably stuck through the chest of the last man who tried to take it from him.
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