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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.02.00004
Description Deane, Adams and Deane English double action revolver; caliber .455, 5-shot; 6.25" barrel; checkered walnut grip; #2035. Bullet stuck in forcing cone.
Dimensions H-5.5 L-11.25 D-1.5 inches
Owned Eugene Fredrick Lykes
Owner Regiment 2nd Florida Infantry, Co. E
Made Deane, Adams, and Deane, Great Britain, United Kingdom
Event Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Provenance A hand gun owned by Eugene Fredrick Lykes, who wore it from the beginning of the Civil War to the Battle of Seven Pines, where he was mortally wounded. After receiving his wound, Lykes loaned this weapon to a comrade, but requested his surgeon retrieve it and send it home to his father, Frederick Lykes in Hernando County, Florida. [It seems this was done, as the revolver was donated to the museum by his brother, Howell Tyson Lykes. Their father Frederick died in 1876.]
People Lykes, Eugene Frederick
Lykes, Frederick C.
Search Terms Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Peninsula Campaign
Subjects Firearms
Guns
Bequests
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries