Civil War Sword / by Justin Merriman

John McCabe, executive vice president and COO of Soldiers and Sailors, holds a unique Civil War sword, willed to the museum by Capt. Agustus Plummer Davis, a prominent Pittsburgh businessman and member of the Grand Army of the Republic. The sword was purchased by a collector from a local antique market. He realized it was a significant artifact, and contacted the museum. When and how the sword left the museum is a mystery. Read more at