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Confederate Lorenz musket, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Mjr. Sidney Warren Thaxter of the 1st Maine Cavalry collected this rifle-bore Confederate Lorenz musket and gave it to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S., a veterans' organization. These imported rifled muskets were commonly used during the war.

Lorenz muskets were made in Austria and imported.

Other Information


  • Title: Confederate Lorenz musket, 1862
  • Creator: Vienna Arsenal, Austria
  • Creation Date: 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Media: Iron, brass, beech
  • Dimensions (cm): 132 x 
  • Local Code: AF7
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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