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Model 1862 Richmond Musket lock assembly – possibly struck, dug at Brandy Station, 2017


Product Description

This is a rare piece being offered, it is the lock off of a Confederate Model 1862 Richmond Rifle musket. The hammer took a substantial hit from something for it to be pushed to the side. This type of damage would not occur from normal use or even from being dropped. It was dug on March 29, 2017, from the Brandy Station, Virginia Battlefield.

This Richmond Rifle Musket has a medium height lock hump and would be dated 1862 and marked “C.S. Richmond VA.”, but being dug, no longer visible (see non-dug example). This is from a Confederate manufactured long arm that saw a lot of action.

The Battle of Brandy Station was the largest predominantly cavalry engagement of the Civil War, as well as the largest ever to take place on American soil. It was fought on June 9, 1863, around Brandy Station, Virginia, at the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign. The Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton went up against Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry.

Pleasonton launched a surprise dawn attack on Stuart an after an all-day fight in which fortunes changed repeatedly, the Federals retired without discovering Gen. Robert E. Lee's infantry camped near Culpeper. This battle marked the end of the Confederate cavalry's dominance in the East. From this point in the war, the Federal cavalry gained strength and confidence.

This is a nice solid piece - rust but no chipping or flaking. It comes in the glass top display case pictured. 

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