Civil War Sword

Civil War Sword

This sword was carried by Captain James B. Hudson during his years of service during the Civil War. Captain Hudson made his home on Water Street in the section of town called Watchemoket along the bank of the Seekonk River. In addition to the sword the museum also has a framed Testimonial of Honor recognizing his service during the war. It is signed by the then Governor Ambrose Burnside.

Captain Hudson’s granddaughter remembered visiting his house as a small child. She fondly recalled these visits because the house was located right on the river, which at that time was unpolluted.