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jan2019 • 	2019-01-01

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RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR SWORD TO GO ON DISPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME - An extremely rare silver-hilted sword used by an American officer during the Revolutionary War is set to go on display for the first time. The small sword was owned by Col. Jonathan Pettibone of the 18th (Connecticut) Regiment, who fought in the battles for New York in 1776. Pettibone, of Simsbury, Connecticut, died in Rye, New York, in September of that year, shortly after the Battle of Long Island. The weapon, which is inscribed with Pettibone’s name, is set to go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia beginning in 2018. Experts note that it is unusual for Revolutionary War swords to have the name of the original owner inscribed on the weapon. The sword to have the name of the original owner inscribed on the weapon. The sword also bears the mark of its maker, silversmith Joseph Copp of New London, Connecticut. “With the rare maker’s hallmark, and considering who owned it and the history it probably saw, this sword is truly one of the most fascinating Revolutionary War weapons I have ever seen,” said Dr. Philip Mead, chief historian and director of curatorial affairs at the Museum, in a statement. The Museum received the sword from donor B. Owen Williams of Maryland, a descendent of Pettibone. (2.18)