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Struck Brass Trigger Guard, possible CS, dug Shiloh (SOLD)

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This is another piece being offered, it is a brass trigger guard from a Civil War musket. It measures approximately 4 ¼” x 1 ½”. Judging by its shape, it appears to have been struck. Not positive, but I would say this is from an Enfield, and possibly Confederate.  Crudely stamped into the brass is “XXIII” or “VVIII”, there is some evidence that the Confederacy used Roman numerals on some of their gun parts. 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.

This unique piece is in very nice condition, typical of an early find. It would make a great addition to any collection and a real bonus if it can be tied to Confederate use.

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