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GENERAL MORGAN HENRY CHRYSLER INSCRIBED REVOLVER

 

GENERAL MORGAN HENRY CHRYSLER INSCRIBED REVOLVER

 

PRICE    5,595.00

DESCRIPTION

A  Plant revolver with inscription to Colonel Morgan H. Chrysler.

Morgan Henry Chrysler entered the Federal service as a private in a company that would become part of the 30th New York Infantry. In June of 1861 he was commissioned a Captain  and by August of 1863 was a Lt. Colonel. The 30th NYV's saw service during the Peninsula Campaign, at Second Mannassas, Antietam and Chancellorsville. After the conclusion of the Chancellorsville battle the regiment's term of service expired and was mustered out of Federal service. Chrysler was promoted to Colonel and authorized to raise a regiment of cavalry from the men who had been discharged from the 30th. The unit became the 2nd New York Veteran cavalry which saw service in the Department of the Gulf. The unit participated in the Red River campaign and many other smaller engagements with its final service being the battles around Mobile. Chrysler was promoted to Brigadier General of the Army commanding a cavalry brigade during the Mobile campaign. He attained the rank of brevet  Major General on March 13, 1865.  He was one of only 4 men who rose from a private to the rank of General .

The revolver is a .42 caliber, six shot for use with the cup primed cartridge. Top of 5-inch barrel marked "Merwin & Bray New York". Cylinder has standard patent dates.  Frame is brass with silver wash. The inscription is located on left side of frame.

A rare opportunity to own a revolver that belonged to a Civil War  Major General with good wartime history.

CONDITION

   Revolver is in good + condition with much of the silver remaining on frame. All screws and other parts are original. Barrel retains approximately 20% of the blue. The cylinder has been converted for use with rimfire cartridges.  Left grip has a hairline crack running from top edge to screw and has an old repair of a chip at toe. A n attractive and historical  gun that belonged to a Civil War General.

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