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    Very Fine US M1861 .58 Caliber Rifled Musket, Providence Tool Co., 1863, with Nice Period ID to James Peterson, 13th New Jersey Inf. All metal excellent, generally smooth and light gray, with just some scattered staining, untouched. Mechanically perfect, excellent bore and matching 1863 breech date. Wood shows honest wear with edges slightly rounded, no visible inspectors' marks, just a few scattered dents and bruises, generally very good. The gun is complete and original in every respect. Neatly carved in ¼" block letters at the rear of the trigger guard, "J. H. Peterson". Peterson enlisted Sept. 28, 1864 and was mustered out June 8, 1865. He was wounded by a gunshot in the right leg, Nov. 26, 1864 while in the skirmish line at Sandersonville, Ga., during Sherman's 'March to the Sea' , and was absent from that date until his muster out. Accompanied by a complete set of records and Peterson's original discharge which is nicely framed.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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