Flintlock Pistol

Description
Physical Description
Model 1836 flintlock pistol, .54 caliber with silver plate.
Specific History
This flintlock was carried by George Washington Morgan when he was wounded at Churubusco.
General History
At the beginning of the war with Mexico, Morgan was made Colonel of the 2nd Ohio Volunteers. He was later appointed Colonel of the 15th United States Infantry, which he led with ability under General Scott. At Churubusco, he was severely wounded. The Ohio legislature expressed their thanks for his gallantry by awarding the brevet of Brigadier-General.
Object Name
pistol
associated date
1840
used date
1847
user
Morgan, George Washington
maker
Johnson, Robert
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 14 in x 2 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 35.56 cm x 6.35 cm
Place Made
United States
Associated Place
United States: Ohio
ID Number
AF*10806
catalog number
10806
accession number
47948
subject
Mexican War
Military
Firearms
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event
Mexican War
Expansion and Reform
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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