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“Brown Bess” British Long-land Musket
July 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
British military historian and armaments specialist Paul Newman presents a “Brown Bess” British long-land pattern musket of 1756 and discusses why it was the mainstay firearm of the British infantry for over 120 years. The 1756 (Type 1) Long-Land pattern musket held by the Society of the Cincinnati museum collections is a particularly intriguing example owing to its regimental markings and provenance. The musket is marked to the 7th, or Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and the story passed down with the firearm is that it was recovered by the donor’s ancestor in the act of taking a Hessian soldier prisoner during the New Haven Connecticut raid, July 5, 1779.
The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the musket.