Post pictures? I love to look at all old 1860's.
Great Old War Horse. Its not listed in the SRS so the unit of issue is lost in time. Below is the range in the SRS.
Its not listed in the SRS.Love the OP's pistol and holster!
Figured I would add some photos I took years ago of the one I have. The photos are kind of small because that was all digital cameras were capable of back when I took these. I would appreciate a serial number look-up as well while the books are out. 44046
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Looks like it went to Captain RHK Whiteley, Governor's Island NY in either his order for 50 or 500 pieces. Further research may tell the unit issued.New member here. Just wondering if anyone might know what unit an 1860 Colt serial 7229 might have been issued to. It’s all matching numbers and shows wear on barrel muzzle from holster wear. Thanks if you can help
It appears as if Governor's Island was a Supply Depot, Arsenal as well as a Fort and that many expeditions (Star Of West and Port Royal as examples) emanated from there.
Residence was not listed; a 32 year-old US Army Officer.
Enlisted on 3/27/1842 as a Captain.
On 3/27/1842 he was commissioned into US Army Ordnance Dept
(date and method of discharge not given)
(Prior service since 07/01/1830; subsequent service
* Major 8/3/1861
* Lt Colonel 6/1/1863
* Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet
* Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet
born 4/15/1809 in Cambridge, MD
died 6/9/1896 in Baltimore, MD
(Graduate USMA 07/01/1830)