At the most recent meeting of the Guntersville Historical Society, Richard Burton, president of the Grant Civil War Round Table, donated a rare artifact to the Historical Society.

It’s an 1827, .69-caliber Harper’s Ferry musket which has been converted from a flintlock to a percussion weapon.

“Flintlocks were used in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, while percussion caps were used in the Civil War,” said Dr. Pete Sparks of the Historical Society.

“This weapon, along with other valuable artifacts, will be displayed this year at the Guntersville Historical Society Museum at the Gilbreath House as well as the Guntersville Museum,” Dr. Sparks said.

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