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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00086
Description Lefaucheux Brevete revolver; 12mm pinfire; six-shot cylinder; double-action; 6.25" barrel; checkered walnut grips; Liege, Belgium proof marks. Serial Number "64300" marked on the lower frame. The pistol has been engraved beneath the barrel, "Presented to Maj. Gen'l Thomas J. Jackson by his officers. Camp near Richmond."
Material Metal/Wood
Dimensions L-11.5 inches
Owned Thomas J. Jackson [Stonewall Jackson]
Made Eugene LeFaucheux, Liege, Belgium
Event Battle of Chancellorsville
Provenance Judge Alfred Trude of Chicago, Illinois gave this LeFaucheux Brevette revolver to Colonel Clinton A. Snowden. Trude stated that he received it from a Confederate soldier, who had been a POW at a camp on the south side of Chicago. The soldier stated that he had picked up the weapon on the battlefield where Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson had fallen. The pistol has been engraved, "Presented to Maj. Gen'l Thomas J. Jackson by his officers. Camp near Richmond." [This history is doubtful.]
People Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
Trude, Alfred
Snowden, Clinton A.
unidentified Confederate soldier
Search Terms found on battlefield
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Firearms
Guns
gifts