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Object Name Revolver
Catalog Number 0985.02.00107
Date c. 1851
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.
Dimensions L-13 inches
Made Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, Connecticut
Event Battle of Olustee / Ocean Pond
Provenance "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.
Search Terms Battle of Olustee / Ocean Pond
found on battlefield
Subjects Firearms