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Lot 0152
SN 177503, MFG 1864, Serial numbers match on bottom of gun and cylinder. Wedge and loading lever are not numbered. 7 1/2" barrel with New York address. The cylinder scene is about 50% visible. Pistol cocks and locks up tight. The pistol is profusely engraved and is ID'd to General John Creed Moore 2nd Texas Infantry, CSA. John Moore was born in 1824. Moore first went to Emory and Henry College and then graduated from West Point seventeenth in his class in 1849. He joined the infantry and was commissioned a second lieutenant. Shortly after graduating Moore fought in the Seminole War. Moore resigned his commission in 1855 and became a professor at Shelby college . When the Civil War began, Moore enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Captain and was sent to Galveston Texas. It was here that he helped raise and train the 2nd Texas Infantry. During the Civil war Moore was commended for bravery at Shiloh and was later promoted to Brig. General. Moore was captured at the Vicksburg surrender. Later he was exchanged and was put under the command of General Hardee throughout the Chattanooga Campaign. Moore resigned his commission as a Brig General in February 1864. He later commanded the Savannah Arsenal in the rank of Lt. Colonel. Moore survived the war and passed away in 1910 at the age of 86. .Along with the pistol is a folder of information on General J. C. Moore and a book on the 2nd Texas Infantry. Overall a very nice pistol with a very historic attribution. Very Good-Excellent

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Estimate $20,000 - $30,000Jan 27, 2018