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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00082
Description Colt Model 1860 Army revolver (believed type I), .44 Cal. 6 shot, 7.5" barrel, one piece walnut grip; fluted cylinder; serial number 2252. Inscribed on the backstrap: "To Gen. J. E. Johnston, U.S.A. from Col. Colt."
Dimensions L-14 inches
Owned Joseph E. Johnston
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Event Peninsula Campaign
Provenance Presented to General Joseph E. Johnston by Samuel Colt when Johnston was made Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army in 1860. It was subsequently used by Johnston in the Civil War.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Search Terms Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Tennessee
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Battle of Vicksburg
Carolinas Campaign
Confederate Army
Mexican War (Mexican-American War)
Peninsula Campaign
Seminole Wars
United States Army
United States House of Representatives
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
Vicksburg Campaign
Virginia
Subjects Firearms
Guns