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Object Name Rifle
Catalog Number 0985.13.00902
Description Springfield rifle, model 1870 "Trapdoor," .50 centerfire cartridge, with a walnut stock and bright iron mountings. Lockplate is marked "1863"; breechblock is marked "1870."
Dimensions L-52 inches
Owned Robert Henry Godsey
Owner Regiment 2nd Battalion Virginia Infantry, Co. G
Made Springfield Armory
Provenance The Springfield rifle came from the collection of Robert Henry Godsey (1834-1899) of Amelia Springs, Virginia. He enlisted in Co. G, 2nd Battalion Virginia Infantry on February 5, 1862.
People Godsey, Robert Henry
Subjects Firearms
Guns