Presentation cane of Captain Joseph William Denny

25th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry officer


Item No. 75490 Category


Post war presentation walking stick presented to Captain Joseph Waldo Denny formerly of the 25th Massachusetts Infantry. It was presented to Denny by former fellow member of the 25th John Moulton. Denny would first serve in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry, a 30 day regiment in mid April, 1861. There he would take part in the Baltimore riots before mustering out in August. That September he would join the 25th Massachusetts, Company K and would receive promotions to 3rd lieutenant and captain by the end of the year. Moulton would serve under Denny as a private in Company K and would be captured at Drewey’s Bluff on May 16, 1864. He would spend the remainder of the war as a prisoner of war in Wilmington, North Carolina. This one measures 34″ long with the top mounted with this wonderful 10k gold pommel. The inscription reads “To J Waldo Denny Late Capt. Co. K, 25th M.V. By J. B. Moulton Late Priv. same Co.”. It appears to be made of Mahogany with the opposite end brass tipped. The pommel measures 2 1/4 long and a 1 1/4 across. Beautiful piece.

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