Presentation sword, John O'Neill (War of 1812)

Subject: 
War of 1812, 1812-1815, Havre de Grace (Md.), Object--Weapons
Presentation sword, John O'Neill (War of 1812)
Item ID: 
1931.4.1
Creator: 
Unknown
Description: 
Presentation sword given to John O'Neill (1768-1838). Inscription reads, "Presented to the Gallant O'Neil for his valor at Havre de Grace by Philadelphians 1813." Sword in gold scabbard, mother-of-pearl on grip, ornate hilt. John O'Neill is considered a hero of Havre de Grace after his courageous confrontation with British forces in Havre de Grace in 1813.
Date of Original: 
Unknown
Collection: 
Museum Department
Type/Size: 
Physical Object
Restrictions: 
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Rights: 
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org