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Object Name CARBINE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00308
Description Sharps, slant breech carbine, model 1853; front sight is missing. Serial number 9638.
Dimensions L-36 inches
Owned Edward Thompson Jones [Ed T. Jones]; Benjamin Franklin Duncan
Owner Regiment 6th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B, "Rappahannock Cavalry"
2nd US Cavalry
Made Sharps, Hartford, Connecticut
Provenance This Sharps carbine was one of two captured along with two members of the 2nd U. S. Cavalry on May 30, 1861, on the road from Fairfax Courthouse to Falls Church, Virginia, by B. Frank Duncan and Ed T. Jones of the 6th Virginia Cavalry. Both guns were donated together (other accession 0985.13.308). Benjamin Franklin Duncan and Edward Thompson Jones were both members of Co. B, 6th Virginia Cavalry, "Rappahannock Cavalry." Duncan enlisted on April 22, 1861 and was promoted to Corporal in July 1861, then to Sergeant in January 1862. He was killed in action at Cedarville on May 23, 1862. Jones enlisted on April 22, 1861 as a Corporal and was promoted to Sergeant on July 25, 1861, then to Regimental Quartermaster Sgt. on January 1, 1862. He was paroled at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865 with the QM Dept. of Cavalry Corps. After the war, Jones lived in Rappahannock County (still alive in 1913).
People Jones, Edward Thompson
Duncan, Benjamin Franklin
unidentified Union soldiers
Search Terms items captured from Union soldiers
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Battle of Fairfax Court House
Subjects Firearms
Prisoners of war