Fine condition U.S. M1863 Type II .58 Caliber Springfield Percussion Rifled Musket, Springfield / 1864, with Attached Silver P...
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Greenawalt enlisted in the 104th Ohio August 7, 1862, and served with the regiment till muster out on June 17, 1865. During his term of service the regiment was engaged through Tennessee and subsequent operations in Georgia including Resaca, Kenesaw, and Atlanta, with Greenawalt being slightly wounded at Utoy Creek, Georgia on August 6, 1864. On November 30, the 104th Ohio bore the brunt of the Confederate assault on the Federal line, during the conflagration that would be known as the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Greenawalt, along with other members of the regiment, poured over the Federal parapet, meeting the Confederate attackers head on, in vicious hand to hand combat. As the Federals turned back the Confederate assault, Greenawalt captured, what is identified in records as a "Confederate Corps Headquarters Flag" for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor, on February 6, 1865.
A superbly identified Civil War musket, that was "fired in anger" at one of the most viciously contested combat actions of the the entire American Civil War.
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