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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00985
Description Whitney Navy Model Revolver, Second Model, 2nd Type; .36 caliber; six-shot; 7.5-inch octagonal barrel; two-piece walnut grip, silverplated brass trigger guard, blued finish, brass front sight, serial number 2814. "E. Whitney/N. Haven" on top of barrel, "L" and "2814" on bottom of barrel; scratched into backstrap: "W F Lynch," "Mar 1865" and "JLB"
Dimensions L-13 inches
Owned William F. Lynch
Made Whitney and Eagle Company, New Haven, Connecticut
Event Battle of Roanoke Island
Provenance Commodore William F. Lynch of the Confederate Navy owned this Whitney Navy revolver. He carried it at the battle of Roanoke Island.
People Lynch, William Francis
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Roanoke Island
Subjects Firearms