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This flintlock lockplate was recovered during the 1990 survey and excavation at the Mine Creek Battlefield by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists and crew. The artifact was likely from a pre-Civil War single shot horse pistol that belonged to a Confederate cavalryman. It 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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Item Number: 455839
Call Number: 14LN337-263
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455839

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