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Object Name Rifle
Catalog Number 0985.00.00065
Description U.S. Model 1861 Springfield rifle / musket. Dated 1862. Carved on lockplate-side of stock: "McMillon" or "McMillan". Carved in opposite side of stock: "JDM". Stock cracked near tang and lock plate; rusty.
Dimensions L-57 inches
Owned J. D. McMillan, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Owner Regiment 7th Alabama Cavalry, Co. F
Alabama 1st Battalion Cadets, Co. B, "Pelham Cadets"
Provenance Rifle musket used by Cadet J. D. McMillan in defense of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1864-1865.

McMillan served in Capt. Charles P Storrs' Cadet Troop. Company F, 7th Alabama Cavalry C.S.A. organized in June 1863 under the leadership of Cadet Capt. Storrs; made up of cadets from the University of Alabama and of patriotic young men from Montgomery and vicinity; united with 7th Ala. Cav. Regt. As Co. F, July 22, 1863. First stationed at Pollard and Mobile for coast defense, 1863-1864; in Oct. 1864 transferred to command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Army of Tennessee and assigned to Gen. E. W. Rucker as escort, serving as such until that gallant officer was wounded in Dec. 1864; engaged at Johnsonville, Henryville, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville, 1864; aided in resisting the Federal invasion of Alabama; participated at Columbus, Ga., In the last battle of the war, April 16, 1865; and laid down its arms at Gainesville, Ala., May 14, 1865.
People McMillan, J. D.
Subjects Cadets