"Colt 10th Cavalry Identified 1860 1st Model Richards Conversion (C13238)
Guns International #: 101357828 Seller's Inventory #: C13238
Category: Civil War Revolvers - Antique Revolvers - Percussion
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Colt 10th cavalry identified 1860 1st model Richards conversion. Colt 1860 1st model Richards Conversion inscribed to Captain Nicholas Nolan 10th Cavalry. Very historical gun! This gun belonged to a Civil War Cavalry Officer, then a Captain in the legendary 10th Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers”. This gun has had the metal cleaned, but all markings remain. Very good cylinder scene. Back strap reads “N.M Nolan U.S.A” Nicholas Merritt Nolan was born in Ireland and immigrated to the United States just in time for the Civil War. He was originally in the 2nd Dragoons, then joined the 6th Cavalry. He was wounded twice, participated in the Gettysburg campaign along with a slew of other battles and then in 1865 became a prisoner of war. He mustered out in 1866 and quickly joined back in to the 10th Cavalry the same year. The 10th Cavalry was an all black regiment with white officers which was typical at the time. He enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant and quickly was promoted to Captain. He stayed in the 10th Cavalry in countless battles and skirmishes across Texas and the southwest, In 1883, after 16 years in the 10th Cavalry, it’s thought he had a stroke and died. He is buried in San Antonio National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Along with this gun comes a binder with all of the biographical information. Captain Nolan was one tough soldier! Great Civil War, Western, Indian War, and Texas historical piece!