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Object Name CARBINE
Catalog Number 0985.02.00086
Description New Model 1863, Sharp's carbine, Caliber 0.50 with serial number "81663." The carbine is marked, "C. SHARPS PAT. / OCT. 5TH 1852 / R. S. LAWRENCE PAT. / APRIL 12TH 1859 / SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG. CO / HARTFORD CONN / NEW MODEL 1863." The sight is marked with "R. S. LAWRENCE / PATENTED / FEB. 15TH 1859."
Dimensions L-38 inches
Owned Thomas Stanhope Miller
Owner Regiment 26th Virginia Infantry, Co. K
Made Lawrence, R. S.\designer --Sharp's Rifle Manufacturing Company\manufacturer
Event Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Provenance The donor history reads, "The Sharps carbine just as it was at the death of its owner, Stanhope Miller, Pittsylvania County, Va. He was a Lieutenant in Wise's Brigade and died from wounds received in a battle near Petersburg, Va. in 1864."
People Miller, Thomas Stanhope
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects Firearms
Guns
Carbines
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Death
dead persons