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Catalog Number 3195-4-(1)
Title Sword Used by General Victor Vifquain
Object Name Sword
Description The blade is undecorated steel. On one side "a Bruscelleo" is engraved. On the other "Lassen Cie" is engraved. One side of the guard is decorated with an image of a lion with front paws up on shield with a snake in the shape of the letter "S". Below are two branches. The pommel has a floral decoration. The hilt is brass and the grip is wrapped with a brown highly polished material (possibly wood). In between the strips are twisted pieces of black wire.
Material steel, brass
Makers mark "a Bruscelleo"
"Lassen Cie"
Inscription Text engraved
Height (in) 39
Length (in) 4.5
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