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Catalog Number 3195-4-(2)
Title Scabbard Used by General Victor Vifquain
Object Name Scabbard, Sword
Description Undecorated scabbard with two carrying rings. The end has a drag that is almost horse-shoe shapped and appears to be made of another type of metal. A piece of white cotton string was tied to the two carrying rings at the time of donation.
Height (in) 33.5
Length (in) 2.25
People Vifquain, Victor
History Victor Vifquain was came to Saline County, Nebraska around 1858 from his native Belguim. During the Civil War, he served with the 53rd New York infantry. He was then commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant Adjutant of the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was twice promoted on the field, eventually to brigadier genearl. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for capturing a rebel flag at Ft. Blakely, Alabama. He served as a diplomat to Panama. He was Adjutant General of Nebraska and commander of the 3rd Nebraska Volunteer Regiment during the Spanish American War.
Credit line The Vifquain Family
Collection Vifquain, General Victor, Family of