Tower Musket

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

Private Rowel Colby saw service at the battle of Bennington, and took this Tower flint-lock musket from a dead British soldier during the battle on August 16, 1777. Colby of Salisbury, New Hampshire was on the muster rolls of Captain Ebenezer Webster's company in Colonel Thomas Stickney's regiment in General Stark's brigade raised out of the regiment of the New Hampshire Militia, July 1777. This unit later joined the northern Continental army at Bennington.

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