Civil War bayonet, ca. 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This bayonet, which appears to have been intentionally bent at the end, was found at Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865.

It may have been modified for use in removing bodies from the battlefield. "U.S." is stamped just below the blade.

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About This Item

  • Title: Civil War bayonet, ca. 1864
  • Creation Date: circa 1864
  • Subject Date: circa 1864
  • Media: Steel
  • Dimensions: 51 cm x 7 cm
  • Local Code: AC13
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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