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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.13.00123
Description Colt Model 1855 Side Hammer Pocket Revolver, 3rd model, .31 caliber, five-shot fluted cylinder; 3.5 inch barrel long, #585, walnut grip, casehardened loading lever and hammer. "AA" scratched on left grip.
Dimensions H-4.25 L-7.75 D-4.25 inches
Owned Philip Samuel
Owner Regiment 30th Virginia Infantry, Co. E, "Caroline Grays"
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Event Battle of Drewry's Bluff / Fort Darling
Provenance 1st Lieutenant Philip Samuel, Co. E, 30th Virginia Infantry, used this Colt pocket revolver. The 30th served in Corse's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Samuel enlisted in Co. E at Flippo's Store on May 9, 1861 as a lieutenant. He was severely wounded in the right arm at Drewry's Bluff on May 16, 1864. The wound disable him from further field service so Samuel was assigned to the Invalid Corps in November 1864. Samuel was paroled at Ashland, Virginia on May 8, 1865
People Samuel, Philip
Search Terms Battle of Drewry's Bluff / Fort Darling
Subjects Firearms