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Catalog Number 0985.13.00910
Description Springfield rifle musket, model 1842; no front barrel band, a broken stock, and no ramrod. The barrel and stock are wired together.
Dimensions L-52 inches
Made Springfield
Event Battle of the Crater
Provenance "This musket was taken in the spring of 1905 from the eastern section of Petersburg, VA Crater, by Mr. Robert Judson Rose, son of John and Cordelia W. Balmer of Dinwiddie Co., VA. Mr. Rose lived in Petersburg and was doing tinners work near the Crater. He saw the end of a gun barrel sticking out of the ground…. It proved to be a Confederate musket. The stock was already broken; the gun lay on a slant under the ground. No ramrod was attached; possibly the 'Rebel' in his seal and excitement had fired the ramrod and lead at a Yankee and then used the butt of the gun as a club if he survived the explosion. To keep the stock in tact Mr. Rose wired the barrel lock and stock as seen. This gun was given to Mr. John Rogers by Mr. Rose…."
People Rose, Robert Judson
Rogers, John
Search Terms Battle of the Crater
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
found on battlefield
Subjects Firearms