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This sword belonged to William Bensinger, a native of McComb, Ohio, who was one of Andrews' Raiders, a group of men who ventured deep inside Confederate territory during the Civil War. The raiders were caught, and William Bensinger was an exchange…

This sword was presented to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Sawyer after the battle of Antietam Creek, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War. It is inscribed, "From the officers of the 8th O.V.I. for gallant conduct at the battles of Winchester and…