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Untimely theft of sentimental Civil War memorabilia

SHREWSBURY — On Monday Nov. 9, Rutland State Police received a report of a burglary on Lottery Road in the town of Shrewsbury, Vt. Victim George Lincoln, age 63, and VSP-Rutland would like any and all help recovering sentimental Civil War memorabilia passed down from generations. The Lincoln family is missing a 6” flint lock pistol with a small leather powder horn, a post-Civil War era bayonet and a very distinctive Civil War Union soldier’s leather ammo case. The case is described to be in good condition, metal interior and grey/blue leather exterior. These items are thought to have gone missing around Oct. 31 and may still be in the Rutland area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.  Information can also be submitted anonymously online at or  text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.

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