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Long Land Pattern Musket
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Long Land Pattern Musket

Catalog #: 70364M    Accession #: 275432
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Maker

John Waters (Manufacturer)

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 8" H x 61.75" W x 3.5" D

Physical Description

British Long Land Pattern Musket, .75 caliber. Marked on the lock plate behind the trigger hammer with “Tower.”

Specific History

Private Rowel Colby saw service at the Battle of Bennington, and took this flintlock musket from a dead British soldier during the battle on August 16, 1777. Colby of Salisbury, NH was on the muster rolls of Captain Ebenezer Webster's Company in Colonel Thomas Stickney's Regiment in General Stark's Brigade raised out of the Regiment of the New Hampshire Militia, July 1777. This unit later joined the Northern Continental Army at Bennington.


Keywords

Country: United States
State: New Hampshire
War: War of American Independence
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