Sunday, March 16, 2014

1st Sergeant William Wallace Burgess

1st SGT W.W. Burgess, Co K, 1st VA Cavalry, ANV
 
W.W. Burgess, a hero of the great Confederate States Army, is pictured with some interesting weapons. 1st is probably the largest D handle Bowie knife I've ever seen in a period photograph. Second is a Griswold & Gunnison revolver. Third, is an 1842 Mississippi rifle. These may have been photographer props but they are all excellent weapons for repelling a Yankee invasion. 

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