Matchlock Musket

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Source
Date Posted: 12/30/2009

This musket was most likely one of the muskets used to arm the militia. The stock is branded "Newtowne" for its place of origin, Newtowne, Massachusetts, which was established as an outpost of Boston in 1631.

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