Converted Prussian Model 1809 percussion musket

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Titles Converted Prussian Model 1809 percussion musket
Description During the Civil War the Federal Government and the States purchased foreign weapons to complement domestic pieces. This Model 1809 Prussian musket is one of more than 4,500 such weapons added to the Minnesota state arsenal. The outdated Prussian muskets were used for drill training or for issue to troops far behind the front lines, and many were turned over to civilians after the war. This musket was issued to Hans Johan Johnson, a private with Company H of the 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 42 inches length (barrel)
0.72 inches caliber (barrel)
Nomenclature musket
Materials iron
brass (alloy)
Creation Made by: Neisse
Made in: Prussia
Subjects Used by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 9th (1862-1865), Company H
Used by: Johnson, Hans Johan
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Exactly 1836 (Musket is stamped "1836" on barrel, lock plate and butt plate.)
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2011.116.1 (Accession Number)

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