Wonderful factory engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket six-shot revolver in .31 caliber. The revolver is housed in a leather bound book entitled "Explorations & Surveys" designed to find the best route from the Mississippi tothe Pacific ocean.The book was printed in 1858. Inside the cover has a handwritten message dated May 17, 186?: Presented to Thomas A. Fitzgibbon, Lieut. 14th Mich. Vet. Vol. UST By His Brother Louis T. Fitzgibbon.Thomas fought at Nashville, Stone River, Kenesaw, & Atlanta, he retired a Major. The book case also includes a tintype, mold, & powder flask. The revolver is in nice used condition and was factory engraved by Gustave Young. Manufactured in 1862. Has matching serial #'s 214378.