Overall: 3 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 8.6 x 15.9 x 2.9 cm )
stamped: center: "US" (eagle above letters) stamped: tail: "SPRING/FIELD/1846"
Steel lockplate from percussion musket; with hammer.
This lockplate was found by Dr. John Osgood Stone after the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia in 1862. It was part of a Springfield Model 1842 musket that was used by a soldier during the battle.
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Grinnell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.