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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.07.00124
Date c. 1851
Description Colt model 1851 Navy revolver: .36 caliber, 6 shot, 7.5 inch octagonal barrel with single piece walnut grip; serial number 64817; hardened steel frame, blued finish with silver mounting on back strap and trigger guard.
Owned Jefferson Davis; R. H. G. Minty
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Event Flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Provenance Revolver taken from Jefferson Davis upon his capture by the 4th Michican Cavalry in Georgia in 1865. Taken from Davis by Colonel R.H.G. Minty of the Fourth Michigan Cavalry, May 4, 1865.
People Davis, Jefferson
Minty, Robert H. G.
Search Terms flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Irwinville, Georgia
items captured by Union soldiers
items captured from Confederate soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
items taken from Confederate soldiers
United States Army
Subjects Firearms
Guns