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Object Name Pistol
Title Pistol
Artist Flintlock Martial
Date 19th Century
Medium Iron and Wood
Dimensions H-16.75 inches
Provenance N. G. Wall and W. C. Bradley Co.
Credit line Gift of N. G. Wall and W. C. Bradley Co.
Accession Number G.1963.2
On view: yes
Label information The Creek War of 1836 began in early May in Russell County, Alabama, when rebel Creeks attacked unfriendly white settlers and their houses. Hoping to gain control of the lower Chattahoochee River, a group of 300 Creek warriors scouted the riverside town of Roanoke, Georgia, which now lies beneath Walter F. George Reservoir about thirty miles south of Columbus. In a surprise attack at dawn on May 15, 1836, the warriors burned the prosperous new town, killing twelve residents and causing others to flee into the woods. This flintlock pistol was found in the wall of a house a few miles from the raid on Roanoke, and legend claims that it was used during the battle
Search Terms Firearms
Native American