Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Civil War Colt Model 1860 .44 Caliber Percussion Army Revolver Serial Number 78682 Issued to George Ferris Co "D" 7th Michigan Cavalry, Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade. Civil War Colt Model 1860 .44 Caliber Percussion Army Revolver Serial Number 78682. With matching serial numbers including the wedge, iron generally smooth and gray with minor pitting at the muzzle. Traces of cylinder scene but with clear lettering and sharp bore, tight crisp action. Trigger guard lightly pushed in. Grips smooth showing light inspectors cartouche.
    Research conducted by Springfield Research Service found information regarding revolver no 78682 in the Company and Regimental books of the 7th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, which are presently stored in the National Archives, showing the revolver was issued to Pvt (later Lt) George Ferris of Co "D". 7th Michigan Cavalry.
    George Ferris enlisted on August 8, 1862 as a Corporal rising through the ranks to 1st Lieutenant May 24, 1865. Wounded by pistol shot in the upper leg at Trevillian Station on June 11, 1864. He was transferred to Co "B" 1st Michigan Cavalry October 6, 1865. Mustered out March 10, 1866 Salt Lake City UT.
    The 7th Michigan Cavalry served with the Army of Potomac at such notable battles as; Gettysburg, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek and Appomattox among others.
    The 7th Michigan was part of the famed Michigan cavalry brigade commanded first by General Joseph Copeland and then by newly promoted Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer. They saw action at Hanover, Hunterstown, and on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg under his command as well as in the pursuit of Lee's army afterwards. At Trevillian Station, where Ferris was wounded, Custer led the brigade in fighting its way out from between two Confederate divisions. They participated in the Valley Campaign in 1864, fighting at Cedar Creek and elsewhere, and were at the final battles against Lee at Five Forks and Sayler's Creek.

    Included is extensive research concerning George Ferris' service.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 27
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,444

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 February 27 - 28 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search