Friday, March 14, 2014

Rare Confederate Morse Carbine Up for Auction-- Part 2

How the weapon came to be at the auction is not entirely known. but etchings on the side provided clues. One inscription reads "Bloomington, Ind." and another "Robert" alongside an illegible last name and infantry number. //// The late owner could have bought it or maybe he was a descendant of Robert himself. //// There is even some confusion about the gun's inventor. Some believe he was George Morse, a nephew of inventor Samuel Morse, creator of the telegraph and Morse Code. //// There is online bidding at www.wickliffauctioneers.com. //// --Old Secesh

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