This excellent revolver was manufactured in 1874 and retains over 98% of it original finish with a very good bore and action. The walnut grips which are numbered to the revolver are in very good condition and retain all of their original varnish. The mahogany case is in very good condition and contains a James Dixon oil bottle, Colt cleaning rod and period turn screw.
The revolver was formally the property of Confederate General William P. Hardeman 1816-1898 (Documentation included) born November 4th 1816 in Hardeman County, Tennessee named after his Great Grand Father, in 1835 he moved to Texas with his family. With the Alamo under attack early the following year Hardeman joined a small group under Philip Dimitt responding to William Travis call for aid but were cut off by Mexican pickets at Gonzales.
In 1837 he joined Deaf Smith's Company of early Texas Rangers and at the start of the Civil War he joined The Sibley Brigade. By the wars end Hardeman had advanced to the rank of Brigadier General.
Hardeman died in Austin, Texas on April 8th 1898. He is buried in The State Cemetery.
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