4 Civil War Era military weapons and powder/shot flasks associated with Charles Harrod Boyd, US Army. 1st item: US Model 1836 Flintlock pistol by Robert Johnson of Middletown, Connecticut. Stamped on the lockplate US./R. JOHNSON/MIDDN CONN/1842 and additionally stamped US/JH/P of the top of the barrel. The walnut stock has two inspector stamps, JCB and WAJ. Note: This type of pistol was a modification of the Model 1826 pistol and was the last US martial pistol with a flintlock ignition system produced for contract with the US government. It was standard issue for the Mexican War and many were converted to percussion for use during the American Civil War (source: Smithsonian National Museum of America History). 2nd item: U.S. Model 1832 foot artillery short-sword, French version manufactured by Thiebaut. Marked Thiebaut and 1832 on the blade, hilt marked 551. Retains the original leather scabbard. Blade – 18 7/8" L. 25 3/4" total L. 3rd item: Mid-19th century copper and brass powder/shot flask by J. Matthewman with embossed stag, hunting dog, fox and oak leaf decoration. Stamped near the spout "J. Matthewman" with the initials "C. H. Boyd" engraved around the collar. 7" L. 4th item: Mid-19th century leather and brass powder/shot flask by James Dixon and Sons with embossed rabbit, game birds, and foliate decoration with "James Dixon & Sons" below. Stamped near the spout "Dixon & Sons" with possible "C. H. Boyd" initals below collar. Includes powder/shots inside of flask. 9 1/2" L. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Charles Harrold Boyd, who served on General George H. Thomas staff as Captain of the Topographical Engineers, Army of the Cumberland. (source: The "Civil War Record of Brown University", 1920). Charles Boyd's wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Maj. General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. She and Charles Harrod Boyd had four children Annie Frances Harrod Boyd, Augusta Dearborn Boyd, Emily Dearborn Boyd, and Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN). CONDITION: 1st item: Ramrod intact. Scattered rusting to barrel, lockplate and trigger guard. Dark bore, with general wear and scuffs to walnut stock. Action is good. 2nd item: Overall general wear. Some denting to side of hilt. 3rd item: Minor pitting to the lower back area, minor oxidation. 4th item: Overall good condition with wear, areas of loss, largest 3/4", to leather. Areas of tarnish to brass.
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