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Bygones of Monroe:

The Sword Presented to Col. Clark

The sword presented to Col. T. Scott Clark by the enlisted men of his Regiment, and which has before been mentioned in this paper, has been sent home to his family. It is a magnificent affair. The blade is of the finest steel, etched in gold; the grip of silver heavily ornamented with gold and with a gold helmet, and the scabbard is of silver with heavy gold mountings. On the scabbard is this inscription “Presented to Col. T. Scott Clark by the Non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the 6th Michigan Vols, November. 1862.” Accompanying the sword is a sash of the finest material with heavy silk and gold tassels, and a beautiful gold sword knot. Altogether it is the handsomest sword and accompaniments we ever saw; and it speaks for itself of the popularity of Col. Clark with his Regiment.

(Monroe Commercial, January 29, 1863, Page 3, Column 2)

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