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Object Name CARBINE
Catalog Number 0985.10.00185
Description Burnside carbine, Type III, with the serial number 8173.
Dimensions L-39.5 inches
Owned unidentified Confederate soldier; Miss Thompson
Made Burnside Rifle Company, Providence, Rhode Island
Event Flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Provenance A Confederate soldier left this Burnside carbine with Miss Lucy Thompson of Abbeville, South Carolina during the last days of the Confederacy.

"I was standing on the porch of the old Archer House on Main St. in Abbeville when the soldiers passed through at the time of President Davis' last visit here. One of the men stepped up to the gate and handed me this gun and his knapsack and cartridges, saying 'Take Them. I cannot carry them any farther.' "
People unidentified Confederate soldier
Thompson, Lucy
Search Terms items left behind
Abbeville, South Carolina
Flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Subjects Firearms