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Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam
Item #: PSC164
Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam Presentation Sword of Major Hector Tyndale, 28th P.V.I. - WIA Antietam
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Historical M1850 Staff & Field Presentation Sword of Major General Hector Tyndale

This beautiful presentation sword is maker marked "W.H. Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia." The sword is in outstanding condition with much of its blade frosting and gold gilt on hilt and scabbard mounts. The grip is silver and engraved throughout, including an Eagle holding an American Shield. The pommel cap is embellished with a circle of 33 stars. The scabbard mounts are of high quality with chasing and engraving including a spread eagle with a panoply of arms on the top mount. The scabbard drag is very elaborate and of high quality, chased with acorns and floral leaves.The inscription is on the middle mount and reads: "Presented to Major Hector Tyndale by the Members of Co. H 28th Reg. P.V. as a token of their esteem for him as a brave and gallant defender of his Country, Ashby's Gap, Va June 4th 1862." Major General Tyndale's Civil War History is as follows:

Major Tyndale was on another inspection trip to Europe when the Civil War began. He returned to the U.S. and volunteered for the Union Army. He was appointed Major in the 28th Pennsylvania Volunteers (a.k.a. the Goldstream Regiment) on June 28, 1861. His regiment was sent to garrison duty at Harpers Ferry. On April 25, 1862 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel of his regiment and fought at the Second Battle of Bull Run. On September 17, 1862 Tyndale, still only a lieutenant colonel, found himself as the senior officer in his brigade. Therefore he assumed command of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps during the Battle of Antietam. Tyndale led his brigade as part of George S. Greene's attack against the Dunker Church. Early in the fighting he was wounded in the hip but continued in command until wounded a second time in the head. He left the field to recover and would not return to command until late July, 1863. While recovering he was promoted two grades to that of Brigadier General to date from November 29, 1862 for his conspicuous service at Antietam.

General Tyndale returned to command his brigade in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. Later that Fall, Joseph Hooker was assigned to lead reinforcements to the beleaguered Union Army at Chattanooga. Hooker took with him the XI and XII Corps to which Tyndale's brigade was part of. Tyndale led his brigade at the Battle of Wauhatchie, leading a bayonet charge and turning the enemy's flank. He also took part, albeit in a minor role, in the Battle of Chattanooga. On August 26, 1864 Tyndale resigned from the army due to poor health. He was brevetted to Major General on March 13, 1865.

Command History

  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps (17 Sept 1862).
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XI Corps (13 July-19 Sept 1863).
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XI Corps (12 Oct 1863-15 Feb 1865).
  • 3rd Division, XI Corps (15 Feb-16 Apr 1864).
  • 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XX Corps (16 Apr-3 May 1864).

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