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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.10.00302
Description Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Co. Navy Model; .36 cal.; 6-shot; 7.125" barrel; hinged loading lever; walnut grips; top of the frame marked, "SAVAGE R.F.A. CO, MIDDLETOWN, CT. H. S. NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17, 1856 JANUARY 18, 1859 MAY 15 1860."; "W" scratched into one side of the grip, star (*) is scratched on the other.
Dimensions L-15 inches
Owned unidentified Union officer; J. S. Beck
Owner Regiment 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Co D
Made Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company
Event Battle of Williamsburg
Provenance J. S. Beck removed the Colt revolver from the body of a dead Federal cavalry officer on the battlefield at Williamsburg, Virginia near Fort Magruder on May 9, 1862. The battle occurred on May 5, 1862. Beck was a member of Co. D, 2nd South Carolina Infantry.
People Beck, J. S.
unidentified Union officer
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Battle of Williamsburg
Peninsula Campaign
Subjects Firearms
Dead persons