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Object ID 1927.002.005
Object Name Bayonet, Socket
Title Bayonet
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Preston Lea
Date circa 1860
Makers mark The top edge of the blade is stamped with "B / 67" and "W."
Description Civil War era socket bayonet that belonged to Captain Charles Corbit of Company C, First Delaware Cavalry. This bayonet was designed for the Model 1853-59 .577 caliber English Enfield rifle-musket that was used by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. The bayonet has a 17 1/4" long, triangular blade and a 7/8" diameter (down to 3/16" diameter) socket with a screw clamp to secure it to the rifle. The top edge of the blade is stamped with "B / 67" and "W."
Dimensions H-2.5 W-0.75 L-20.75 inches
Dimension Details Overall length of bayonet; greatest overall height; width of blade at the widest point.
Owned Captain Charles Corbit
Provenance This item belonged to Captain Charles Corbit of Odessa, DE, who led a charge against Confederates in Westminster, MD (Carroll County) in July of 1863 as part of the Gettysburg Campaign.
Subjects Arms & armament
Search Terms Civil War
Charles Corbit
Captain Charles Corbit
Socket Bayonets
First Delaware Cavalry
Company C
Nineteenth Century
New Castle County
Material Steel
Event Civil War