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    Extremely Fine M1855 .58 Caliber Rifled Musket, Springfield 1858, with Period ID to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. All metal bright and smooth, deep crisp markings including matching breech date 1858. Long range rear sight, brass nose cap, .58 caliber rifled bore perfect. Wood very nice with sharp edges, just showing some minor dents and scratches from honest use with light but visible inspectors' marks. One small chip just forward of the bolster, minor, and displaying nice dark patina. Deeply marked on the left side of the butt stock in two lines "11 CV D 93". Original brown leather sling and wooden tompion with ink script name clearly visible on the sling. The 11th Connecticut was organized at Hartford November 14, 1861 and was initially engaged at Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862, with subsequent action at New Berne. The regiment was heavily engaged at Antietam and Fredericksburg. The regiment saw action throughout Virginia in 1863 and was engaged at Drewry's bluff, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, including the mine explosion. An exceptional M1855 with a wonderful history of use by a 'fighting' Union regiment, engaged from early 1862 to the end of the war.

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    November, 2008
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