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Object Name RIFLED-MUSKET
Catalog Number 0985.13.00918
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.
Dimensions L-56.5 inches
Owned J. W. Davies (tentative); William W. Davies
Made Springfield
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.
People Davies, John W.
Davies, William W.
Subjects Firearms
Guns