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Object Name RIFLE MUSKET
Catalog Number 0985.03.00209
Date ca. 1864
Description Enfield rifle musket. Lockplate stamped with serial # "5455" and "Cook [& Bro] / 1864 Athens, GA."
Owned unidentified Philippine soldier; B. H. Dorcy
Owner Regiment 13th US Cavalry
Made Cook and Brothers, Athens, Georgia, CSA
Provenance "This rifle musket was found in the possession of a Philippine insurgent in 1906, and is believed to be the last Confederate gun used against Union troops. It is unknown how it came to be in the islander's possession. The weapon was captured in March 1906 during a fight on Bud-Dajo in Jolo by U. S. troops under the command of Capt. B. H. Dorcy, 13th US Cavalry. It is believed that the rifle/musket was used during the Civil War by a Georgia infantryman and afterwards, sold and shipped to China, from where it was sold to some tribe in the Philippine Islands. Capt. Dorcy was a relative of Randolph Holladay."
People unidentified Philippine soldier
Dorcy, B. H.
Search Terms Philippine-American War
Subjects Firearms
Guns
Muskets