John Waters (Manufacturer)
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 8" H x 61.75" W x 3.5" D
British Long Land Pattern Musket, .75 caliber. Marked on the lock plate behind the trigger hammer with Tower.
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.