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British General John Burgoyne invaded the United States from Canada in 1777 as part of a plan to end the American rebellion by splitting the colonies in two. His 5,000-man army was made up of British troops, German soldiers and Native American allies. This badly damaged German Brunswick musket (1760-1777) is probably one of those taken from the Brunswick troops at the battle of Saratoga in 1778 or at the earlier battle of Bennington, Vermont. It is very close in form to the muskets sent as trophies to Massachusetts by the commander of the American forces at Bennington.


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Flintlock Musket

date   c. 1777
location   Brunswick
barrel   44.5"
stock   12.25"
process/materials   wood, metal
item type   Weapons/Armament - Firearm
accession #   #1883.30.03

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