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Re: Co F 2nd Ky cavalry
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That is possible but could not the same error apply to Edwards in his paper work-especially in 1861 when he enlisted also in C0.K? Be aware the weapon (dated 1861) is an early CS import with the SHC (Sinclair Hamilton Company) stamps in the wood. The SHC mark never appears on US Enfields. I refer you to the fine book THE ENGLISH CONNECTION. Also the US military prohibited such "scrimshaw" during service. Additionally the arm is a brass mounted P1856 (Naval) which is not the Infantry regulation (which was iron mounted). The US imported the short Enfield also, but typically the iron mounted type (I refer you to my article "The Confederate Used Enfield" GUN REPORT 1970?). Also the rear sling swivel has been removed and the hole filed-the arm is otherwise unaltered; to my mind this bespeaks cavalry use (to place in a leather boot). It should be noted that the owner of the arm in doing his carving stressed "Co. H" which is a good inch tall!! Please accept my thanks on your efforts, Philip

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