This sword is inscribed with the year 1776 and the name of its owner, William McKissack, a Continental Army officer from New York.  The silver pommel is in the form of an eagle, which over the course of the Revolution became one of the symbols of the new United States.

This sword is inscribed with the year 1776 and the name of its owner, William McKissack, a Continental Army officer from New York. The silver pommel is in the form of an eagle, which over the course of the Revolution became one of the symbols of the new United States.

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