Investigation underway after stolen Revolutionary War-era sword recovered

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OHIO (ABC News) – An Ohio sheriff – wearing white gloves – displayed a sword wielded in the American Revolution and by future U.S. President William Henry Harrison in the War of 1812.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office believes this sword was stolen from the Cincinnati Historical Society 40 years ago.

It was carried into battle by President Harrison and Continental Army Colonel John Cleves Symmes – Harrison’s future father-in-law.

Police in Connecticut seized the sword last month just before it was auctioned.

The sheriff is investigating into who might have taken the sword and if this is a copy of the original.

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(This story was originally published on November 6, 2019)

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