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    "I Think I Have Seen Enough of this Army "

    Civil War Items Belonging to Union Soldier, Gilbert Dutcher, Co. E. 6th of the Michigan Cavalry, including a Colt 1860 Army Revolver.
    Comprising; 1) Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver. Serial no. 80610 [all matching except wedge 8727], .44 caliber, 8-inch barrel. Single-line New York address on barrel. 3-screw frame. Originally blued finish. Cut for shoulder stock, recoil shields rebated at bottom for shoulder stock. Left side of frame marked: COLTS PATENT. Brass triggerguard. Cartouche marks present on both sides of grips. Manufactured in 1863. Contained in period leather flap holster marked inside G.H. DUTCHER / CO E / 6TH MICH CAV (faint markings). Included is a smoothside canteen with leather strap. Also, photocopies of a Declaration for Original Pension of a Father or Mother, receipt and printed description of when the grouping sold to current consignor in 2011 which stated history, description and condition along with the grouping being obtained from a Kentucky family.
    According to consignor and research done by previous seller, Gilbert Dutcher was an Union soldier, who enlisted in the Fall of 1861, and apparently died in 1864 while being held prisoner in a Richmond, Virginia prison. An interesting entry from the Declaration for Original Pension confirms death from "cold and starvation" at the Confederate prison on Belle Isle in Richmond. Also, very interesting to point out that the 6th Michigan Cavalry was part of Custer's Brigade at Gettysburg, and helped to repel the Confederate cavalry assault on the third day at Gettysburg.

    Condition: Colt is in good condition for its age. A dark plum brown patina overall with nick and mars to finish. Fine scratches. Grips with small losses and bruising. Cartouche marks light but visible. Action good [has had replaced hand spring], bore good but dark. Holster in fair condition with separations, some losses and heavy cracking. Canteen with numerous dents, bruises and scratches but holding its form. Strap poor, but stable.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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