Edward Abbott's Civil War Musket
|Edward Abbott Civil War musket. Donley Collection.|
This is a Confederate American Civil War musket owned by Edward Adolph Abbott - possibly the one given to him, as a child, by Capt. Seaforth, picked up at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia. There were two similar muskets in the family, and it is uncertain which was the one from Capt. Seaforth. Edward Abbott hunted rabbits on his farm in Mt. Lebanon south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with one of these muskets. See the Edward and Elizabeth Jacob Abbott Story
|Detail of Civil War musket. Donley Collection.|
Notice the Tower of London crown and date stamp (1861) in the detailed photograph of the musket's lockplate. The stamp shows that this musket was manufactured by the British in 1861 and supplied to the Confederate Army.