|Description||Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, 4th model, .36 caliber, 6 shot, 7.5" barrel, walnut grip and brass trigger and silver plated trigger guard; serial # 97098. Carved in grip: "J.D. Jackson" Backstrap is silver plated with "John Chestnut R E B" scratched into metal.|
|Made||Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, Connecticut|
|Event||Battle of Olustee / Ocean Pond|
"Revolver picked up on the battlefield of Olustee, Florida."
The name "John Chestnut", which is scratched on the revolver, was the name of the donor's father, brother, and son, and is believed to relate to one of these individuals, not the original owner.
The name "J. D. Jackson", carved in the grip, is possibly John D. Jackson, 2nd Florida Cavalry, who may have picked up the revolver at Olustee.
Battle of Olustee / Ocean Pond
found on battlefield