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Catalog Number 0985.13.00894
Description Confederate States Richmond rifle musket with "F. D. 1861" and "E.S. Capers" carved into the stock. The lock is missing.
Dimensions W-56 inches
Owned E. S. Capers
Made Richmond Armory, Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Provenance The rifle/musket belonged to E. S. Capers, who was a Scout for the Confederate Army. The rifle/musket was made with machinery and parts captured at Harper's Ferry Armory in April 1861 and moved to Confederate Ordnance facilities in Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. William W. Davies was regularly appointed as Messenger Boy to President Jefferson Davis. The Sharpshooter's rifle, the Richmond Armory rifle/musket, and the Springfield rifled-musket were 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 Capers, E. S.
Davies, John W.
Davies, William W.
Subjects Firearms