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Presley O'Bannon

Born: 1776

Death: Sep 12, 1850

Birthplace: Fauquier County

Nationality: United States

Presley O'Bannon

Date of Birth : 1776
Date of Death : Sep 12, 1850
Birth Place : Fauquier County

Presley Neville O'Bannon was an officer in the United States Marine Corps, famous for his exploits in the First Barbary War. In recognition of his bravery, he was presented a sword for his part in attempting to restore Prince Hamet Karamanli to his throne at Tripoli. This sword became the model for the Mameluke Sword, adopted in 1825 for Marine Corps officers, which is still part of the dress uniform today.

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  • Presley Neville O''Bannon
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