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US M1842 .69 Caliber Percussion Smoothbore Musket, Harpers Ferry 1847, with Period ID to Joseph H. Chase, 9th New Hampshire Inf., Mortally Wounded at Spotsylvania. Chase enlisted in the regiment on August 9, 1862. The regiment was engaged at Antietam and Chase was wounded at Fredericksburg. He returned to the regiment in September of 1863 and served with them until being mortally wounded by shrapnel at Spotsylvania May 13, 1864, succumbing to those wounds on June 17. "Joseph H. Chase/ Co. C 9th N. H." neatly scratched in script on the butt stock. The gun is excellent overall. All metal smooth and light gray with matching tang date, 1847. Wood also excellent with smooth deep rich patina retaining vestiges of the inspector's mark. Mechanically perfect as is the bore. Accompanied by a complete set of records. A Civil War musket that witnessed history in the hands of Union soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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