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    Colt Navy Revolver and Holster Belonging to Capt. Charles Wood, Adjutant General to General Samuel Garland, and tintype, accompanied by lengthy research and provenance. Captain Charles Wood served as the adjutant to several great Confederate Generals, including Samuel Garland, General Armistead, and General Beauregard. Captain Wood was a student at the University of Virginia when the war broke out and because of his courage and intelligence, he was sent quickly to VMI for a two-month course on military strategy and tactics. After this course, he was assigned to be the adjutant of several well known Confederate Generals. One of them was Brigadier General Samuel Garland, who commented in his official report on the Battles of Oak Grove, Mechanicsville, Game's Mill, and Malvern Hill that "My personal staff during these engagements consisted of Captain Charles Wood ... I can most sincerely testify to their gallantry and intelligence. Captain Wood had his horse instantly killed under him by a solid shot." Captain Wood was not just an ordinary staff officer but often placed himself in harm's way for the cause of the South. His Colt revolver remains a testimony to that courage and is serial #96004, which is stamped appropriately including wedge. The back-strap and trigger guard retain 95% silver and the cylinder is engraved with a Naval engagement. The barrel is stamped "Address Samuel Colt Hartford Connecticut" and has a dark patina. All parts are in working condition. The original Civil War holster in which he carried it during the many battles that he took part in is worn, but fine condition. Captain Wood also left (for posterity) a tintype taken of him in his uniform in New Orleans, just as the war had broken out and New Orleans had not yet fallen to Farragut. A superb grouping being a Colt revolver and war date tintype, both are identified as belonging to Captain Charles Wood. He served on the staff of several great Generals, including General Garland and General Armistead, who lost his life on the battlefield of Gettysburg.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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