February 18, 2019
You are looking at a super rare Civil War Confederate Maynard Carbine Leather Sling rifle holder. This is a southern made carbine sling for the Confederate States of America. You can see two of these slings in photo’s of a Private and Orderly Sergeant In Captain F. Montgomery’s “Bolivar Troop” Company H in the 1st Mississippi Cavalry. 1st Cavalry Regiment was assembled during the spring of 1862. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Carroll. Tishomingo, Itawamba, Quitman, Noxubee, Bolivar, and Pontotoc. The unit served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, then was assigned to W. Jackson’s, Ross’, Cosby’s, and F. Armstrong’s Brigade, Department of Alabama. It contained 22 officers and 220 men in July, 1862 and confronted the Federals in various conflicts in. Later the regiment was involved in the operations in. And Middle Tennessee where its casualties were 2 killed and 27 wounded. It went on to fight in North Georgia and. But only a few surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonel R. Pinson, Lieutenant Colonel F. Montgomery, and Majors John S. The Maynard rifle and carbine came into Confederate service as a result of. All in the critical period of late 1860 and early 1861. 5000 first Model Maynard arms manufactured between 1859 and 1861. Since most of the Maynards were. Carbine length, most were issued to independent. Panies of Mississippi Cavalry. A few, evidently the rifles. Were issued to three infantry companies -Samuel. S “Jeff Davis Rifles” later Company. 9th Mississippi Infantry receiving 24 and John P. McGowan’s “Quintman Invincibles” later Company. 14th Mississippi Infantry receiving 3. S “Grenada Rifles” later Company G. 15th Mississippi Infantry receiving 4. 16 All of the units receiving Maynards served. The western theater:’ i. The campaigns between the Mississippi River and the. None of the units, however. Were part of Wheeler’s Cavalry Corps of the Army of Tennessee. The Maynard arms reported in that command. 1864 most likely belonged to. On 16 March 1861, Captain F. Of cavalry was issued 60 Maynard carbines and 1200 cartridges by the state. On 3 June 1861 an additional 40 Maynard carbines and 3000. Cartridges were issued to the same unit to fill the needs of its recruits for weaponry. Captain Montgomery’s cavalry troop eventually became Company H, 1st Mississippi Cavalry. But in its non-affiliated earlier. History went under the nickname “Bolivar Troop”. Fortunately for history, three members of that company, each attired in its distinctive uniform with the initials “B T” on the front of their hats. Posed for 3 photographer in 1861 carrying their Maynard carbines. In two of the photographs the carbines are displayed in ” manner to show an elongated bar attached at right angle, to the lower tang in lieu of the usual “U shaped bar Whether this is a factory variant or a modification effected by Mississippi upon carbines delivered without 5wivp provisions is not clear. However, in view of rapid deliver of arms to. Seems unlikely that time would have permitted the factor modification of either existing stock or new production More than likely the modification was effected. Perhaps only for the “Bolivar Troop”. Some other Units that were issued Maynard Carbines. His mounted force consisted. Of four companies Wescott’s, Mays’, Bird’s. Stewart’s of Brevard’s lst Florida Partizan Rangers and five companies of the 2nd Florida Cavalry. On 24 March 1863, detachments from Captain. CS\ and Captain W. Milton’s “Harris Troop” Co. Beauregard Rangers of Captain H. Blocker, Company E, 2nd. Most of this information was found in. The Maynard Rifle and Carbine in the Confederate Service. Written by Howard Michael Madaus. After retiring and downsizing I no longer have the available area to display them properly and I wish to pass these items on to someone who may have the room to display and appreciate them fully. Please see my other listed items. The item “Super Rare Civil War Confederate Maynard Carbine Leather Sling rifle holder” is in sale since Sunday, February 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items”. The seller is “ke1sean” and is located in Sparta, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.