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Object Name Pistol
Catalog Number 0985.04.00044
Description Single-shot underhammer pistol; approx. .31 cal.; 6" octogonal barrel; walnut grip.
Owned unidentified Confederate soldier ; unidentified Union soldier
Made Unknown
Event death of John Hunt Morgan, September 4, 1864
Provenance Pistol captured from one of John Hunt Morgan's men at Greenville, Tennessee, September 1864.

John Hunt Morgan and his men were resting in Greenville on September 4, 1864, when Union forces entered the town and killed Morgan. Several of his staff officers were taken prisoner. It is believed that this pistol was captured during this event.
People Morgan, John Hunt
unidentified Union soldier
unidentified Confederate soldier
Search Terms items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
United States Army
death of John Hunt Morgan, September 4, 1864
Subjects Firearms