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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00983
Description Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver, 4th Model; .36 caliber, six-shot cylinder, 7.5" octogonal barrel, creeping style loading lever, brass post front sight, walnut grip, silver plated brass trigger guard and back strap; bluing 50% worn. "ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT", serial number 95711, loading lever "711", inspector's marks "G" and "S" on trigger guard left side, "J H W" engraved on butt
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned Joseph H. Winfree
Owner Regiment 5th Virginia Cavalry, Co. D
13th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Provenance Capt. Joseph H. Winfree owned this Colt Navy revolver. According to donor, when Winfree was killed [July 1864], his riderless horse returned to its late master's home. This partially loaded pistol (as it still was at the time of donation on January 30, 1964), was found at that time in a saddle bag attached to the horse.
People Winfree, Joseph H.
Search Terms found on battlefield (tentative)
Subjects Horses
Firearms
Guns
Casualties, War
Dead persons
soldiers
War casualties