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Sharps' Carbine

Description

This Sharps' 1848 patent carbine was captured from an insurgent at Harper's Ferry on October 18, 1859 by Colonel A.P. Shutt, and given to his son, J.O.L. Shutt.

Date

circa 1852-1859

Materials

Wood, metal

Dimensions

4.25 H x 38 L inches

Resource ID

10600

Notes

Inscription on patch box reads: "Captured from the insurgents at/ Harpers Ferry, Va. Oct. 18, 1859/ By Col. A. P. Shutt and presented to/ his son Augustus J.O.L. Shutt."

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Augustus L. Shutt

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.