The Sword of Lt. William McNamara
At the Battle of Fredericksburg, 2nd Lt. William McNamara in company I was hit in
the left leg by a rebel bullet that exited his leg and damaged his sword. The sword
was repaired and used by McNamara for the rest of the war. Today, the sword is
owned by a Civil War buff in Los Angeles who was kind enough to provide this
website with photographs.
The McNamara Sword
Scabbard damage
Inscription on the McNamara Sword
Reverse side damage