Unique Palmetto Armory Pistol Recently Donated
The Museum recently received the donation of a Palmetto Armory pistol dated 1852. This important artifact was made in Columbia, SC at the Palmetto Armory on Laurel Street. This is a Model 1842 percussion pistol provided to the State of South Carolina for use in its militia. The Armory was run by William Glaze, and either made its weapons from scratch or from imported parts. Many of its products were used in the Civil War, including muskets, pistols, swords, and sabers.
Mr. Tull, who lives in Charlotte, NC, wanted to donate it to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum because he felt it belonged in Columbia where it was made. The donation of the pistol was made possible through the assistance of Mr. Tull’s friend Ted Dubose, to whom the museum is also grateful for his efforts.
[PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION]