Sergeant Henry W. Tisdale's Model 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket Going Home


2nd Lieutenant
Dec 19, 2006
Worcester, MA
Since 1982 my great grandfather's Model 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket has been hanging on the family field stone fireplace in West Alton, NH. This week I retrieved it and am bringing it to the Dedham Historical Society who have agreed to accept it in his home town and where all his other Civil War equipment: knapsack, haversack, canteen, silverware, and rubber blanket that has been there since 1967. Since no one is now living in NH it is time. Hopefully, more people will see it and appreciate it than having it hanging in our empty living room.

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