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J. H. Meyer carried this gun in 1856 while guarding the Kansas border from Atchison to Lawrence, while a member of the Kansas territorial pro-slavery militia organized for the purpose of keeping Jim Lane out of the territory. The musket is probably a type 1 issued by the Springfield Armory from 1855-1859 and it has interchangeable parts.

Creator: U.S. (Springfield) Armory
Date: between 1855 and 1858

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Item Number: 209861
KSHS Identifier: 1906.1.1

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