ID’D CONFEDERATE USED BRITISH PATTERN 1858 ARTILLERY CARBINE

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Item Code: 173-2765

Identified to Private Joseph B. Haislip of Co. C, 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lee’s Horse Cavalry of Jeb Stuart’s Cavalry Corps. The 9th was under the command of the famous Colonel Richard L. T. Beale, whose post-war memoirs are considered a primary source of the Confederate Cavalry.

Accompanying the carbine is an old typewritten tag from a Lancaster, PA museum called “The Eagle Gun Museum and Americana”. Open for approximate 50 years, the museum closed in the mid-1980’s. Tag reads, “Battle of the Wilderness / Presented to the Museum by Mr. Hilsop whose father fought in the 9th Virginia Cavalry and his / mother was wounded in the arm by / an exploding ammunition wagon”.

Extensive research showed the museum owner’s spelling was incorrect, as there were no Hilsops in the 9th Virginia Cavalry. There was however a Joseph B. Haislip in Co. C. Private Haislip enlisted May 25, 1861 and re-enlisted for two more years on March 25, 1862. He is listed as being paroled with his regiment on May 5, 1865. The 9th Virginia Cavalry fought in many engagements during the Civil War.

Lockplate dated “1862 / Tower” with British crown behind hammer. Barrel marked “25” with single British proof mark.  No other markings exist on the barrel or wood stock. All metal with nice, smooth dark olive patina. Barrel length 21”, caliber .577. Enfield Artillery models were Jeb Stuart’s choice for his cavalry; he found them to be more effective for mounted troops than the Cavalry model. Overall a wonderful untouched identified Artillery model carbine that saw use in the American Civil War.    [WS]

Note: You may have seen this firearm previously listed on our site. The original photographs with the listing were of the incorrect carbine. These photos were also shown on fold3.com.  The photographs with this new listing are of the correct carbine, and the error has been corrected on fold3.com as well.

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