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Committee of Safety Musket
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Committee of Safety Musket

Catalog #: 152484    Accession #: 19953
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 8.75" H x 59" W x 3.25" D

Physical Description

Committee of Safety musket , .80 caliber.

General History

Committee of Safety rifles were copied from the British King’s Arms long land pattern musket. During the mid 1700’s many communities formed Committees of Safety to address the needs and concerns of the times. Committees of Safety during the earlier years of the Revolution served as the chief executive body of the province to transition from colonial to state government. A militia of able bodied men was subordinate to the Committee and would respond to emergencies if called.


Keywords

Country: United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
Service: Militia
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