US Model 1841 "Mississippi" rifle

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Titles US Model 1841 "Mississippi" rifle
Description United States Model 1841 percussion .54 caliber rifle. The model became known as the "Mississippi Rifle" when it was used by a regiment of Mississippians during the Mexican American War. This rifle was disabled by bullet strike to its barrel while in use at the Battle of Birch Coulee during the 1862 Dakota War. The rifle has a walnut stock and brass mountings as well as its original iron ramrod, browned iron barrel and brass patch box on the stock. Manufactured by the New Haven Armory in Connecticut, owned by Eli Whitney Blake.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 50 inches length (overall)
33 inches length (barrel)
.54 caliber
Nomenclature rifle (long gun)
Materials iron
walnut (wood)
brass (alloy)
Creation Patented by: Whitney, Eli
Issued by: United States, Army
Made in: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Subjects Used in: Birch Coulee, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Birch Coulee, Battle of, 1862
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1841 - Not later than 1862
Content: 1841 (Design date)
Use: Not later than 1862
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 3317.H463 (Accession Number)

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