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    The Remains of a Confederate Altered U.S. M1842 .69 Caliber Percussion Musket Taken at Ft. Wagner, September 6, 1863. Based on the damage the piece was likely struck by a shell. The barrel is snapped off at the breech plug where it also shows the result of a heavy impact, the barrel additionally is notably bent. The stock shattered in the same area with cracks further up the forestock, all obviously the result of the same impact. The gun retains all three bands and the ramrod spoon. Of particular note is the fact that 2.625" of the barrel at the muzzle has been turned down to accept a socket bayonet with a 31mm inside diameter, the original lug remains on the bottom of the barrel, obviously a Confederate alteration. Neatly executed in red paint on the forestock is the following period legend, "Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. C./ Captured Sept 6: 1863." Perfect untouched condition and a great relic from this famed Confederate fort.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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