This is a wonderful Inscribed and Identified Henry Rifle. Although I'm sure there must be others, it is the only Henry I know of that was presented to a soldier that eventually attained the rank of General during the Civil War. Moses R. Brailey originally enlisted as a 44 year old, being commissioned Captain of Co. I, 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 21, 1861. He served with the regiment briefly, and was wounded at the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky in January 1862, causing him to resign his commission February 9, 1862. He later served as a Captain of the 3 months 85th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering in June 10, 1862 as Captain of Company G. He was mustered out September 23, 1862 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio and immediately enlisted in the forming of the 111th Ohio, his commission dating to August 28, 1862. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date February 1, 1863, and was discharged for disability following the fall campaign of 1863, his discharge occurring December 29, 1863. Not being one to let a good man leave service, Governor Tod of Ohio appointed Brailey the Paymaster General of all Ohio troops. At the end of the war, Colonel Brailey was given Brevet promotions to Colonel and Brigadier General, both dating to March 13, 1865. Brailey's brevet promotions to Colonel and Brigadier General were for meritorious services rendered at the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky while he was with the 38th Ohio. General Brailey served as Comptroller of the Ohio Treasury from 1865 to 1871. He died January 17, 1888 in Swanton, Ohio. The small town of Brailey, Ohio is named for him. This gun is in very good condition and retains an untouched plumb-brown patina to the barrel, an untouched pleasing patinaed brass frame and very fine wood. The gun shows use and carry and could well have seen action prior to its presentation to Brailey. If you want a really great Henry Rifle, there aren't many better that are identified and the inscription is stunning. Have a question about your artifact? Click on our blue icon at the top of the page and contact us !