A Marine Corps Tradition: the Military Sword

Posted by Bryan on 1/31/2013 to U.S. Military Swords
Tradition says that officers of that period carried the Mameluke sword, like the one awarded to Lieutenant Pressley O’Bannon and one or two other officers by the Viceroy of Egypt on December 8, 1805, in appreciation for their services in the battle of Derne.