Cook & Brother Rifle

Description (Brief)
Ferdinand and Francis Cook were Englishmen who produced Enfield type firearms in New Orleans at the beginning of the Civil War. When New Orleans fell to the Union Navy in 1862 they relocated to Athens, GA and continued to produce rifles, musketoons and carbines for the Confederacy. This .58 caliber Infantry rifle closely resembles a P1858 Enfield rifle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rifle
rifle, percussion
date made
1864
associated date
1864
maker
Cook and Brother
Measurements
overall: 48 1/2 in; 123.19 cm
place made
United States: Georgia, Athens
United States: Confederate States of America
ID Number
AF*257062
catalog number
257062
serial number
5620
accession number
50774
subject
Firearms
Military
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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