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This steel bayonet for a U.S. rifle-musket model 1855-1870 with 25/32" socket bore and L-pattern mortise was manufactured by Collins & Company of Collinsville, Connecticut. The donor's father, Elisha William Viers, who was mustered in as a Corporal with the 38th Ohio Infantry, may have used it during the Civil War. The 38th's record includes service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and finally Sherman's March to the Sea. Viers moved his family to Jewell County, Kansas, ca. 1890.
Creator: Collins & Company
Date: between 1855 and 1865
Item Number: 224289
KSHS Identifier: 1918.104.22.168
Collections - Museum
Date - 1861-1869
Military - Veterans
Military - Wars - Civil War
Objects and Artifacts - Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology - Armament - Armament, Edged - Bayonet - Triangular
Places - Counties - Jewell
Places - Other States - Connecticut
Places - Other States - Ohio
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts