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Historical Civil War Presentation Sword & Cane of Colonel Jacob G. Frick - 96th P.V.I. MOH
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This Horstmann staff officers sword with 32-1/2 inch blade is of the highest grade for this manufacturer. Blade is brightly etched with military motifs and makers mark. Grip is made of sheet silver, finely decorated with and engraved foliate design. Hilt and scabbard mounts are extra-rich, having more raised relief design than normally seen. Each scabbard mount has a 1-1/2" silver oval plaque with patriotic motif. Presentation plaque between top mounts reads "Presented to Lieut. Col. J. G. Frick, 96th Regt. P. V. by his friends in the regiment for his gallant conduct at Gains Hill, June 27th and his efficiency as an officer, July, 1862." Of even more importance is the historic and indelible impression that Col. Frick made on the history of the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville by his incredible valor and leadership under enemy fire. This impression was so recognized by the Congress of the United States by awarding him the Medal of Honor in 1892 for his valiant deeds. Born on January 25, 1825, in Northumberland County, PA, Jacob G. Frick entered military service as a 3rd Lt of the 3rd Ohio Infantry on June 6, 1846. He served throughout the Mexican War and was commissioned 2nd Lt, 11th U. S. Infantry, upon expiration of his term. In the opening days of the Civil War, Frick was recruited as Lt Col. of the National Light Infantry of Pottsville (PA), later designated as the 96th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry.

He mustered in on September 23, 1861. In July 1862 he was appointed Colonel of the 129th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry. During his service as Colonel of the 129th the regiment participated in the Battles of Centreville, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Frick returned to Pottsville for scarcely a month when Pennsylvania Governor Curtin asked him to raise a militia regiment to help repel Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania. Frick became Colonel of the 27th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia on June 22, 1863. During their service they fought at Wrightsville and Columbia. Jacob Frick returned once again to Pottsville and resumed his successful screen manufacturing business. He died on March 5, 1902 and is buried in plot# 346 in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

Colonel Frick's Gallantry:

Two heroic acts were cited by the United States Congress in their decision to award Frick the Congressional Medal of Honor. During the Battle of Fredericksburg, Frick led the left flank of the Union forces poised against Marye's Heights. General Hooker personally requested that Frick lead the charge against the Confederate held position with the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry. Leading his troops to position in front of the stone wall, the enemy poured merciless fire upon them. During their advance a shell struck a horse at Frick's side literally covering him with its flesh and blood, at the critical point of the charge Frick's color bearer was shot down but Frick seized the colors himself and took the lead. Shortly after Frick's recovery of the colors, the flagstaff was shot from his hands and the colors draped upon his shoulder. In this state, struggling to keep the colors aloft, he continued his advance upon the stone wall. In the futile attempt, Frick lost 148 of his 500 men; shell fragments in the thigh and right ear wounded him. During the Battle of Chancellorsville Colonel Frick and the 129th Pennsylvania occupied an advanced position in the area of the heaviest conflict. He held the position against superior numbers long after the troops on his right and left had retired. The topography prevented him from knowing that the Confederates had already passed his right flank and were gaining on the rear of his column. He retired the 129th in good order to the rear of the batteries that were able to move into an advanced position because of the steady fire of his troops holding the enemy in check. As soon as he took up the rear position, the Confederates came upon him capturing the regimental colors and taking prisoners, including his Lieutenant Colonel. Colonel Frick quickly rallied his men and, in hand-to-hand combat, recaptured his comrades and the regimental colors bringing to the rear as prisoners the very Confederates who had accomplished the dash against them. From the early date of this presentation, Col. Frick would have had this sword during the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, where the actions occurred that led to the awarding of the Medal of Honor

CONDITION: Blade is bright with most original frosting remaining on blade. Hilt and mounts retain 80%+ original gilt. Scabbard body retains most of its original brown finish.

 

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