|Object Name||RIFLE MUSKET|
|Description||Three-band Barnett Enfield pattern rifle musket, marked "Barnett/London" on the lock and "PV" with a crown on the breech.|
|Owned||Joseph H. Keyser|
|Owner Regiment||14th Louisiana Infantry, Co. B|
|Made||Barnett, London, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom|
Pvt. Joseph H. Keyser captured this musket at Harper's Ferry in 1863 and used it until the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. He served in Co. B, 14th Louisiana Infantry.
Research indicates that, in 1863, the 14th LA Infantry was in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry; during the Gettysburg Campaign they marched from Winchester to Hagerstown (but probably through Martinsburg not Harper's Ferry). However, in September 1862, the 14th LA Infantry took part in capturing the Harper's Ferry. It is ultimately unknown if Keyser acquired this gun in 1862 or 1863.
Keyser, Joseph H.
items captured by Confederate soldiers (tentative)
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United States Army
Harper's Ferry (1863)
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865