Engraved on the backstrap "Adolf von Hodenberg", "+ 3 Dec. 1813 bei B¸chen". A memorial tablet at St. Marien's Church, Lower Saxony, Germany, indicates Ensign Hodenberg died of wounds received during skirmishes around B¸chen, 1813. Adolf von Hodenberg was one of three brothers killed during the Napoleonic Wars. Georg von Hodenberg, Lieutenant ,1st Line Battalion King's German Legion, and Lieutenant Friedrich von Hodenberg, both of which died of wounds received at the Battle of Talavera, Spain, 1809. (Wellington's Men Remembered Volume 2: A Register of Memorials to Soldiers).
Sword having a copper wire wrapped leather grip with brass guard and pommel. Half blued steel curved blade with gilt etchings of crossed arms, floral arrangements and a sunburst. Included it's leather scabbard with brass tip and throat.
Very good condition. Light scabbard wear to the blade. Cracking to the leather of the scabbard. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ìRequest Condition Reportî or ìAsk a Questionî buttons or email email@example.com.