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  • fronteria
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    Originally posted by margaretmarch View Post
    I wonder if the number relates to the soldier's muster roll number?
    Margaret
    That is quite possible Margaret.
    It might even relate to a regiment (say 1st 88th The Rangers for instance) a Militia Regiment, or a ship as several Naval engagements took place during the 1812.

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  • margaretmarch
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    I wonder if the number relates to the soldier's muster roll number?
    Margaret

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  • fronteria
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    Musket branded with J. Simpson

    I am amongst other things a collector of Militaria & Antique Arms, I have a Indian pattern musket (Brown Bess) made by Robert Wheeler in London with inspectors marksfor 1799 which has been branded with the name J. Simpson and a second line which means nothing to me, it contains a series of letters and numbers
    ??URN-188.
    I purchased it in New England USA it is possible that it was a musket captured during the war of 1812 between the USA and Great Britain.
    Any ideas as to its history or does it have a family connection to a soldier from your family who fought in the 1812 war.

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    Last edited by fronteria; 26-01-13, 10:24.
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