Model 1855 Socket Bayonet


Bayonets, like this one, were common equipment for Union soldiers. This particular bayonet was meant to attach to a Model 1855 Springfield musket.

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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.35635R.1Accession Number: 97652Catalog Number: 35635R.1

Object Name: bayonet

Physical Description: steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 21 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 53.34 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_1301367

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