I read this thread with interest. I am trying to identify a Civil War musket carried by my great grandfather, William Loren Pendleton. It is 48 inches long, the barrel is 33 inches long. It has 2 barrel straps. The second strap from the muzzle has a sling swivel. A second swivel is mounted on the stock near the butt. It has a bayonet mount on the right side of the muzzle with 360 stamped on it. The barrel is stamped with a 3 on the left side at the nipple end, a C, a mark that could be a Gk and another mark I canít decipher. The nipple appears to be fixed. There is an anchor with what appears to be D and C on the side stamped on the trigger guard, lock assembly, each of the barrel bands and the bottom of the barrel. There is a brass plate with an eagle mounted on the stock behind the barrel. The butt plate is brass and appears unmarked. The rear sight is a single fixed leaf. The bayonet is a saber type. The ramrod is a straight metal rod with no flare. I was unable to identify any inspection stamp on the stock nor was I able to determine if the barrel was rifled. The barrel is approximately 5/8ths of an inch bore. I have detailed photos but I don't have a place to post them.
I also have a picture of my great grandfather seated with the musket and bayonet. As best I can determine he served in H Company of the 15th New York Engineers. He enlisted in 20 Aug 1864, was promoted to Corporal on 24 Dec 1864 and was mustered out in 13 Jun 1865.