Lot 420: Classic US Model 1816/22 Springfield Conversion Musket identified as belonging to a Confederate soldier from North Carolina, deeply carved on the cheek side of the stock in large letters, "M. N. Albright." The weapon was manufactured before the Civil War and measures an overall 58? long. Private Michael Albright was a 40-year-old farmer who enlisted in November 1863 and mustered into Company D, 49th Regiment North Carolina Infantry. He was captured after receiving a gunshot wound in the back at Five Forks, Virginia, on April 1, 1865. He was sent to Point of Rocks Hospital and then transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia, before being released from the prison camp at Camp Hamilton after taking an oath of allegiance. Accompanied by photocopies of Albright's war records. Provenance: The Horse Soldier.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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