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The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
Oil on canvas
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This musket stock was found in White Plains, New York, near the site of a Revolutionary War battlefield. The battle was fought on October 28, 1776, and resulted in a victory for British forces under General Howe against retreating Continental forces under General Washington. The musket probably belonged to a soldier who fought in the battle.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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