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Cased Presentation Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver of Confederate Captain Ricard Agar of the Louisiana First Heavy Artillery,,31 cal., six-shot cylinder with stamped stagecoach holdup scene, 5-inch barrel marked "ADDRESS COL.SAML.COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA", frame marked "COLTS/PATENT", serial number 208423, mahogany case with silver cartouche, engraved "P.N.L to CAPT AGAR 1864", interior with bullet mold, eagle and shield powder flask, Eley cap tin, and nipple wrench, case h. 2 in., w. 10 in., d. 5 6/8 in Note: Richard Agar, a native of Ireland, joined the 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery as a lieutenant. He was at Fort Jackson during the attack by the Federal fleet, and was the bearer of the flag of truce from Gen. J.K. Duncan to Admiral Porter. Agar was commissioned Captain on November 7, 1864, and it is believed this is when he recieved this revolver. During the siege of Vicksburg Capt. Agar took a prominent role, commanding the Confederate guns, including "Whistling Dick" and a Blakely gun called "Graveyard Battery." Ref.: findagrave.com/memorial/70465913/richard-agar. Accessed Oct. 2, 2018

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Cased Presentation Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

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