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Re: Dog River CSA Sword Question
Posted by: John Gross (IP Logged)
Date: February 07, 2009 08:13PM

Dog River refers to a sword which has Confederate characteristics but is not marked or identifed to a particular maker. There is a quote SOMEWEHERE from a Confederate soldier who wrote in a letter that his unit was waiting for there swords to be delivered down by the Dog River. This MIGHT be the Dog River in Alabama, as there was a foundry there during the Civil War by the name of I. D. Spear and Company.

John Gross

Paledog326 Wrote:
> Hello All,
> Correct me if I am wrong, but a Dog River
> Confederate sword is a Confederate sword that
> cannot be identified to a particular maker or it
> is of a particular design type but with no maker
> mark. Not too long ago I spoke with a gentleman
> who insisted that Dog River was the name of a
> maker of CSA swords. I politely told him that I
> didn't think that to be correct. I don't own any
> CSA swords, nor do I know a great deal about them,
> but I was pretty sure that the dog river was not a
> maker. The gentleman wasn't selling one, but he
> did say if I found out for sure that he was wrong
> to let him know so he didn't sound stupid (his
> words) when talking about swords. I think I
> already know the answer but can anyone chime in
> with their two cents. Thanks in advance.
> Rob

Subject Views Written By Posted
  Dog River CSA Sword Question 3117 Paledog326 02/04/2009 04:00PM
  Re: Dog River CSA Sword Question 2362 McCord 02/04/2009 09:02PM
  Re: Dog River CSA Sword Question 6588 John Gross 02/07/2009 08:13PM
  Re: Dog River CSA Sword Question 1703 Paledog326 02/08/2009 04:44PM

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