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Butt stock of musket

Object Number: 
1862.10
Date: 
1760-1776
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 33.3 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Wood butt stock of musket.
Gallery Label: 
This musket stock was found in White Plains, New York, near the site of a Revolutionary War battlefield. The battle was fought on October 28, 1776, and resulted in a victory for British forces under General Howe against retreating Continental forces under General Washington. The musket probably belonged to a soldier who fought in the battle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William P. Lyon, 1862
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group