Finding Hovey 04: Dress Sword


Finding Hovey 04: Dress Sword


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Little is known about the manufacturer of this regalia. We do know that this would have been purchased and worn by Hovey as part of his dress uniform, military attire worn for official events, parades, or other military functions. Both of Hovey’s swords were donated to the University by Harriet Hovey, Charles’s wife, for Founders Day events in February 1913. That year, students, alumni, and Civil War veterans who served with Hovey honored the leader and president.

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The file represents part of the physical exhibit Finding Hovey, which was displayed in Milner Library, Illinois State University, from February 1 to 20, 2022.

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Finding Hovey 04: Dress Sword