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Flintlock  Pistol
Division of Military History & Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Flintlock Pistol

Catalog #: 10806    Accession #: 47948
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 6.5" H x 14" W x 2.5" D

Physical Description

M1836 flintlock pistol, .54 caliber with silver plate.

Specific History

This flintlock was carried by George Washington Morgan when he was wounded at Churubusco.

General History

At the beginning of the war with Mexico, Morgan was made Colonel of the 2nd Ohio Volunteers. He was later appointed Colonel of the 15th United States Infantry, which he led with ability under General Scott. At Churubuscohe, he was severely wounded.

The Ohio legislature expressed their thanks for his gallantry by awarding the brevet of Brigadier-General.


Country: United States
State: Ohio
War: Mexican War
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