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Civil War Sword Found In Honolulu

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By KMVT News

Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) A Civil War sword found in Hawaii is on its way to a museum in Virginia.

The owner of a Honolulu jewelry store bought the sword two years ago for 800 dollars.

Ted Gonzales says he and a friend researched its origins.

Gonzales says when they discovered its history, his friend encouraged him to send it to Virginia.

“He believed it belonged in a museum and that's exactly what we're doing. We're shipping it off to a museum in Virginia, and it will be placed there for generations to view and appreciate,” Gonzales explains.

The sword belonged to 2nd Lieutenant Edwin Coe of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

Coe died in 1864 in the Civil War battle of Petersburg.


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