Ky Kenansville CS CavSword/Scb,Morgan's Trooper SOLD!!!!!

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Out of the family, Corporal Samuel Finley Woods of Harrodsburg, Ky. Confederate Kenansville Confederate Cavalry Sword & matching  Scabbard. Woods enlisted on 9-1-1862 at Lexington, Ky. into Co. H, 2nd Ky Cavalry which was commanded by Basil Duke, brother in law to Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan & was in Morgan's unit & was known by him as his Regulars. According to his day by day reports he was with his 2nd Ky. cavalry in the field until he was captured on July 18, 1863 at his home town of Harrodsburg as he tried to rejoin Morgan's command. He was sent to Camp Chase prison & later transferred to Prison Camp Douglas, Ill. where he died on Aug.6, 1864 & was buried in grave no. 1325 in the Chicago City Cemetery. In his family bible, in the family records, they recorded his death & that he was in the Confederate army in JH Morgan's command. The Woods house in Harrodsburg, Ky, which was built in 1820, is the only house which is still occupied by the Woods family & has been owned & lived in by the same family since it was constructed. Samuel F. Woods was a gunsmith before the war & had his apprenticeship under Benjamin Mills & is known to have been with him at Harpers Ferry. The Confederate, Louis Froelich Kenansville, NC Cavalry sword is 41" overall with a 35" slightly curved blade which was hammered blade & has nice patina with some staining towards the tip.. Cast Brass, with flaws, the pommel & cap, Guard & branches all original with casting flaws on pommel. Side of the guard has XXXX which is a characteristic of the Froelich swords. Leather covered grip with single wire wrap professionally restored by Jim Brown.. Sheet iron scabbard with brass mounts & throat which also has the XXXX mks same as the guard. Someone painted the scabbard black at some point & I had Jim Brown Take it off which still had some of the reddish brown color intact . Scratched into the top hanger is a large W & other letters which I can't make out. Scabbard has some use dings & has a brown patina & overlap seams are clearly visible.  Leather throat washer is still intact. This sword was sold in 2001 & I have the notorized paper work, with all the info on the sword, from the family member who sold the sword. The sword was mentioned in a newspaper article about the Woods house & mentions Samuel F. Woods, a member of Morgans Raiders & who was captured there trying to rejoin Morgan after being at home. The article also mentions that the sword was used by the daughter of Mrs. Woods, at the time, for cutting her cake at her wedding reception. I found a reply to the inquiry by Mr. L.C. Woods in 1952 from the archives on Samuel F. Woods. Mr. L.C. Woods was in the SCV & have his kepi & his sword belt rig that he must have used carrying Samuels Kenansville Sword. I have some paper on this Morgan Raider's Sword & I'm still doing more research. A rare, identified to Soldier, who died at Camp Douglas, in Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry. Confederate Kenansville, N.C. made Cavalry Sword