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 Posted: Mon Jan 12th, 2009 11:33 pm
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My Grandmother back in the early 60s gave me a 50 cal Maynard, she said it was jeb stuarts rifle. does anyone know how to find the armory it would have been issued from. So I could find out if the serial number matches, or does not match.

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Roland G Rehm



 Posted: Tue Jan 13th, 2009 01:03 am
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Roland,

The Museum of the Confederacy has a display of JEB Stuart's personal accoutrements and small arms, including a Calisher & Terry carbine, which Stuart was known to carry.

Here's a YouTube video from the MofC showing some of Stuart's items:

http://www.videosurf.com/video/riding-a-raid-confederate-cavalry-54311196

The phone number for the MofC is (804) 649-1861 if you want to talk to somebody there about Stuart's small arms.

And here's Web site, which I believe is from the Gettysburg Vistitor's Center, showing a T&C:

http://family.webshots.com/photo/1022911011021366276ZVQdODXytJ

This is not to say Stuart didn't have a Maynard, which was a very popular small arm in the Confederate cavalry, even though it was manufactured in Massachusetts. You just never know. Good luck with it.



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Big Shanty, home of the locomotive General, has one of Stuart's LeMatt revolvers.



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 Posted: Tue Jan 13th, 2009 02:09 pm
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Roland, if your grammy wasn't just giving you family stories, you have a treasure. Time to get to work to verify. I'm not the one to ask, but we do have those who know how to read the marks and stampings. None of which actually prove that JEB actualy carried it. But it is where to start.

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If it were traceable it would have been issed to him while still in federal service, or possibly a private purchase shortly after his resignation.  My suggstion would be usmartialarmscollector.com. I am familiar with this service as springfield research service. They have great resourses to trace ACW era weapons by seial number, as far as unit it was issued to.  



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The post by j harold proves my point. I have no clue, but somebody does.

Ole



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Roland,

Did you ever get any info regarding J.E.Bs rifle?  Another good source might be the Virginia Historical Society.

Paula

 

 



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I portrayed the general for almost a decade. I also spoke with Robert Trout who portrayed the general for years and has been closer than anyone to the story of Stuart out side the family. If he carried or owned a Maynard, we or I have never heard of it. He did own several personal weapons. He carried the LeMat until the fall of 1863, and if I remember correctly it broke on him and he started carrying his old weapon with was a Whitney Navy .36 caliber Revolver. That is the weapon he was carrying at Yellow Tavern when he was shot. In 1999 I visited the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond and they had the display of his personal items which included those from the Virginia Historical Society. There is the offhand possiblity that he did own a Maynard. The JEB Stuart Birthplace Preservation Society & Trust may be another good place to ask.



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