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    Model 1816 .69 Cal Percussion Rifled Musket With Remington Maynard Tape Conversion, Identified to Pvt John W. Plummer 114th Illinois Infantry. In untouched "attic" condition all metal with an even, smooth, deep dark patina. Front swivel broken off, dark bore. Maynard tape door missing its knob, bolster clean-out screw also missing. Wood with an old deep patina, missing a 3" piece behind the hammer, otherwise showing normal dents and scratches. The cheek neatly carved in block letters in absolutely period script "John Wesley Plummer Co. D 114 Reg Ill Vol".

    John W. Plummer Enlisted 8/15/1862 in Company D 114th Illinois Infantry, captured 6/10/1864 at Guntown Mississippi where over half of the regiment were killed, wounded or captured. He was released 3/20/1865. The 114th Illinois Infantry served from 9/18/1862 to 8/3/1865 losing 210 men. Included is an extensive file with copies of Co D 114th Ill muster rolls and history of the unit.


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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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