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Presentation Sword of Louis J. Sacriste, Captain Co. F, 116th P.V.I.

Greg Starbuck found this sword for sale that was presented to a member of the 116th PVI who also won the Medal of Honor.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company D, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 3 May 1863. At Auburn, Va., 14 October 1863. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 15 June 1843, New Castle County, Del. Date of issue: 3I January 1889. Citation: Saved from capture a gun of the 5th Maine Battery. Voluntarily carried orders which resulted in saving from destruction or capture the picket line of the 1st Division, 2d Army Corps.

Also this: Louis J. Sacriste Captain September 1, 1862 Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, to 1st Lieutenant, March 1, 1863; to Adjutant., November 21, 1863; to Captain, September 22, 1864; to Brevet Major, March 13, 1865; wounded at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864; mustered out with Company, June 3, 1865




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