Union Bishop

Gunpowder Barrel and Flag

The Union Bishop consists of a cavalry sabre U.S. model 1860 featuring three bar type of grip guard and scabbard. The Union flag. Standard issue, water bottle. Gunpowder barrel. Sack of wheat, stamped U.S. and a Mussel loading rifle with ramrod in stowed position.

The most common used rifles were probably the U.S army Springfield model 1861, and the British Enfield Pattern, which was imported from Britain in large numbers. At the start of the war The Confederates tended to favour the Enfield Pattern, but as the years rolled on they to started to use the excellent mussel loading Springfield rifle. Weapons and equipment were much the same for both sides during the war.

The original U.S. flag had 13 stares and strips representing the first states to form the Union. It is recorded that Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, sowed the first Union flag in 1776. The flag first flew in battle during the revolutionary wars of 1777. By the time of Gettysburg 1863 the union flag had 34 stars on a blue background and thirteen red and white alternating strips.

Weight in Bronze 70.873g (2┬Żoz)

Height 7.3 cm (2 7/8 inches)