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ID'D REAL CSA SWORD Branson Coltrane VMI class 1861-VMI wanted me to donate-look. Condition is Used.
Captain Branson Elliot Coltrane
B.E .Coltrane was born February 18, 1834 in Grayson County, Virginia. He attended Hillsville Academy and graduated from V.M.I. in 1861. Coltrane was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in Company E of the 1st Virginia Battalion in May, 1861. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on October 11, 1862. In early 1863 Coltrane was Court Marshalled for allowing a prisoner to escape, but returned to command of his company in July, 1863. He was elected Captain of Company C of the 24th Virginai Infantry on December 16, 1864. Coltrane was captured at the Battle of Saylor's Creek in April, 1865 and sent to prison on Johnson's Island, Ohio. He was released on June 5. 1865 and returned to his home in Hillsville. After the war Coltrane was a farmer and manufacturer, living for a short time in Missouri before returning to Carroll County, Virginia. Coltrane died on August 20, 1883.-has orig. scabbard,hanger-W. CLAUBERG-blade has frilly decorations--on guard--B E COLTRANE 1ST VA INF.VMI 1861 script C S -having trouble getting pics thru ? wood on handle damaged some from age-got this quite awhile ago from family this isn't some made up cs sword ITS OLD ORIGIONAL-I had 2 old muskets of his-sold them you can GOOGLE VMI 1861 find out about him-I copied his pic from there-WONDERFUL REAL VMI CS SWORD CARRIED BY COLTRANE PRICE FIRM-ITS REAL---USA SALES ONLY---SWORD ONLY I DONT OWN HIS PHOTO
Photo: VMI Archive ca. 1861----
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