Dottie Keene says she and her husband John have a North-South marriage, as he’s from Maine, and she’s from Maryland. One of John’s ancestors was a Union officer in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment and this was his sword. At the appraisal, the couple learned that the Union sword had somehow come to be sheathed in a Confederate cavalryman’s scabbard. Turned out, the blade holder is more valuable than the weapon, whereupon Dottie cheerily cried: “The South shall rise again!”Appraisal: Civil War Union sword, $500 and Confederate Army scabbard, $700