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    Inscribed Smith & Wesson First Model 2nd Issue .22 Caliber Rimfire Revolver Identified to Private Thomas E. Latham, Bugler Co A 1st N.H. Cavalry. P.O.W. at Andersonville. Serial # 69942, 3 1/8" barrel showing 40% original blue, rest smooth and gray, fine bore. Remainder 85% silver plate now turned a dark patina. Rosewood grips with 90% original varnish. Butt engraved in fine script "T. E. Latham". Included with the pistol is an 1890's copy photograph, sight size 3 1/4" X 5", of Civil War images identified on the reverse as "Thomas E. Latham / Joseph P. Latham / New Hampshire 1861". Both individuals are holding small pistols and cavalry sabers.

    Thomas E. Latham enlisted 3/10/1864 as a bugler in Company A, 1st New Hampshire Cavalry. Wounded at White Oak Swamp 6/13/1864, captured at Stoney Creek Va June 30th 1864, held as a prisoner at Andersonville until 2/27/1865. Included is a 2" thick file of extensive research on Thomas Latham's military service, copies of his service and pension records and history of the 1st N.H. Cavalry.


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