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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00150
Date ca. 1851-1861
Description Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver; .44 cal.; 6-shot; 7.5-inch barrel; walnut grip; serial number 16571. Indian fight scene is engraved on the cylinder.
Dimensions W-5 L-13.25 D-1.5 inches
Owned Alexander Spiers George
Owner Regiment 10th Virginia Cavalry, Co A and F
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Event Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Provenance Revolver owned by Sgt. Alexander Spiers George. George served with the 10th Virginia Cavalry and, for a time, as a courier for Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. He was wounded at a skirmish at Stoney Creek during the Petersburg Campaign on December 1, 1864, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox in 1865.
People George, Alexander Speirs
Search Terms Stoney Creek / Stony Creek
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects Firearms
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries