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    "T. J. Cox/ Co H 45 Ga." is the Period Carved Legend on the Left Side of the Butt of this M1853 .577 Caliber Enfield Rifled Musket, Bearing The Lock Mark, "E. P. Bond/ London". Company "H" of the 45th Georgia was originally organized from the Henderson Rangers of Houston County. Thomas J. Cox served with the regiment from his enlistment on March 4, 1862 to the end of the war. The 45th Georgia was engaged in every major action of the Army of Northern Virginia from Hanover Court House, May 27, 1862 to Appomattox, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where they were part of Thomas' brigade of Pender's/Wilcox's division. The regiment was heavily engaged throughout the war and is listed with Fox's "300 Fighting Regiments".

    Totally untouched with deep dark patina overall, the barrel of the gun has been shortened to 22½", the ramrod accordingly, and the stock to just forward of the rear band. The gun was clearly used this way for a considerable period of time as there is a large six pointed star hand engraved near the muzzle designating a rudimentary front sight. Small sliver splintered out forward of the bolster and a hairline just behind the hammer, both obviously very old. Mechanically fine, bore actually still very good. No rear sight or trigger guard swivel. Despite its 'abbreviated' form a remarkable Confederate weapon with superb period ID to a soldier who bore witness to some of the most vicious combat of the Civil War.

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