|Description||Springfield, model 1842 rifled-musket, muzzle-loading rifled-musket with a ramrod. "1849" is stamped on the lockplate, and "BMH" is carved into the stock.|
|Owned||J. W. Davies (tentative); William W. Davies|
|Provenance||Mr. William W. Davies was regularly appointed as Messenger Boy to President Jefferson Davis. This Sharpshooter's rifle was part of his father's (J. W. Davies) war relics. J. W. Davies raised a company of sharpshooters, detailed for special service on the James River during the war.|
Davies, John W.
Davies, William W.