Civil War Presentation M1849 Colt from Vermont to Lt.  J.H. Hutchinson & Image

Historic Presented Colt Model 1849 Revolver with Presentation on backstap from the State of Vermont to Lt. J.H. Hutchinson on his commission. Standard 49 Colt percussion revolver 5 shot revolver in .31 cal. with 6" oct. barrel & has Colt New York address. All matching serial nos. of 187302 which came out of Colt's factory in 1861. cylinder has a lot of the stagecoach holdup scene intact along with Colts Patent no. 187302. Revolvers wood grips still has most of the varnish intact. Action is very good. Brass trigger guard & backstrap still has some of the original silver finish intact. Backstrap reads J.H. Hutchinson from state of Vt. Com'd 1st Lieut. May 27 - 1861 The revolver is in excellent war used condition with smooth gray patina & clear markings. Also with the revolver is an original CDV of Lt. Hutchinson in full uniform with sword with officers kepi & 3 in horn for the 3rd Vermont Infantry. Hutchinson enlisted in Co. G, 3rd Vt in 1861 & in Feb. 1862 he was detailed for Signal Corp service in which he was in the Seven Pines & Chantilly battles & was sent to Fort Reno. Later was an aide de camp on the Staff of Gen. McCellan. There is an older card with the revolver which tells the history of Lt. Hutchinson & says that he was last officer to evacuate the Peninsula at the close of the McCellan Campaign. In the book Signal Corp in the War of the rebellion by Brown, 1897 he is written up a few times in the Peninsula campaign & being sent to Ft. Reno also he is pictured along with 5 other US Officers in the book. Hutchinson was discharged for disability on 5/20/63. After the war he had a jewelry business in Johnsbury, Vt. & was in the G.A.R. He died in 1897 & is buried in Proprietors burying Ground, Portsmouth, NH. Revolver, CDV & card from his family. A really unique revolver presented by the state of Vt. to a US Officer who was in the US 3rd Vt. Infantry & US Signal Corps.