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This gun hammer was recovered during the 1990 survey and excavation at the Mine Creek Battlefield by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists and crew. The hammer struck a percussion cap and set off a charge. The caplock gun hammer replaced the flintlock firing system. This hammer percussion cap was cleaned by electrolysis which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact. The site was the location where on October 25, 1864 Union and Confederate forces fought one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War.

Date: 1864

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Hammer Percussion Cap from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, 14LN337 - 1

Item Number: 455819
Call Number: 14LN337-838
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455819

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