Most Historic US M1841 Rifle Heritage has Ever Cataloged



2015-07-06 16:38:14

As part of their December 7 Civil War and Militaria signature auction, Heritage will be selling this US M1841 rifle, the patchbox of which is engraved with the legend "Sergt. Joseph Schmaling / Co. H 1st Miss. Rifle / Monterey Sept 21,22,23 1846 / Buena Vista F 22 1847." As any US military buff will know, this refers to the Mexican War in which Jefferson Davis commanded the 1st Mississippi regiment. Schmaling documented the battle and that manuscript is also included in the lot. Est: $14,000 up.
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