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Musket Trigger Guard from Shiloh Battlefield

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This is another piece from a Civil War collection I recently acquired; it is an engraved brass musket trigger guard. It measures approximately 4 ¼” x ¾”. It was recovered years ago at the Shiloh Battlefield.

The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was fought April 6 - 7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. A Union army under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had moved via the Tennessee River deep into Tennessee and was encamped principally at Pittsburg Landing on the west bank of the river, where Confederate forces under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard launched a surprise attack on Grant's army. The Confederates achieved considerable success on the first day, but were ultimately defeated on the second day.

With this being a relatively early battle, this would have been the trigger guard to a non-military musket which got damaged in battle – the type which many Confederate soldiers brought with them when they enlisted. As the war progressed, these types of weapons soon became obsolete as soldiers were issued government weapons.

This unique piece is in very nice condition, typical of an early find. It would make a great addition to any collection.

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