Two (2) Confederate Leather Items, one (1) Corporal of Artillery Chevron, one (1) Relic Colt Pocket, one (1) ALS, 5 items total. 1st item: Confederate Leather Flap Holster for a Colt Pocket Model Revolver. Brown leather, single stitched with single tool lining on the flap, single leather loop on back. 9 3/4" H x 5" W. 2nd item: Leather Cap Box. Black leather, single stitched with square outer flap. Includes brass finial, belt loop, and closure tab. 3 3/4" H x 3 3/8" W x 2 3/8" D. 3rd item: Corporal of Artillery Chevron Patch. Red chevron on grey Confederate cloth removed from a uniform. 10 1/4" H x 8" W. 4th item: Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver, .38 caliber, serial number 37824, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Colt London", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent". Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, standard front sight, loading lever. Barrel length – 5". Overall length – 11". Serial number corresponds to year 1852. 5th item: ALS. One page handwritten letter. By order of the General States Rights Gist, South Carolina State Adjutant and Inspector General, to Captain Thomas, Arsenal Keeper, Columbia, South Carolina, October 19, 1864. The letter reads "Sir, You will cancel the bonds for sabres given by Captain Hammond and R.G. Lamar, and take the bond of Captain L.D. Twiggs and T.W. Watley in exchange there for". Float mounted under glass in a black wooden frame. Letter – 9 7/8" H x 7 7/8" W. Framed – 15 1/8" H x 12 1/8" W. Biography: States Rights Gist (1831-1864) was a lawyer, a militia general in South Carolina, and a Confederate Army brigadier general who served during the American Civil War. A relative of several prominent South Carolinians, Gist rose to fame during the war but was killed before its end at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. His name was based on the Southern states' rights doctrine of nullification politics of his father, Nathaniel Gist. Nathaniel Gist was a disciple of John C. Calhoun and chose his son's name to reflect his own political sentiments. (See The Confederacy: Selections from the Four-Volume Macmillan Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. Simon & Schuster Macmillan, New York, 1993, p. 480). Provenance: Estate of Jim Mackoney, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: 1st item: Well used condition. Plug is not present. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Leather is stiff. 3rd item: Area of moth damage and a hole to the diamond area, otherwise in overall good condition. Very rough, as found condition. All serial numbers have been filed off, some are still visible. The wood grips have been replaced. The wedge is replaced with a piece of wood. More or less a parts gun that is intact. 5th item: Overall good condition.
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