CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HENRY T.

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JOHNS OF THE 61ST MASSACHUSETTS INCSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF Long. S# 21271. Bbl. 6" oct. This historic Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army revolver was carried by Lt. Henry T. Johns of the 61st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Johns enlisted in the 49th Massachusetts in September of 1862. Subsequently, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 61st Massachusetts in the fall of 1864. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on May 27, 1863 while serving as a private in Company C of the 49th Massachusetts Infantry during action at Port Hudson, Louisiana. The 49th Massachusetts was instrumental in the Union successes at the Battle of Port Hudson. They were able to cut off the last avenue of escape available to Confederate forces in Port Hudson. Many of the regiment volunteered for the ”forlorn hope” in the initial attack of 200 men. Their order were to lay down fascines to facilitate troops movements over the ditches, trenches & other defenses around Port Hudson. The revolver’s bbl. features a rib & semi circular front sight, 6 shot rnd. cyl., tip up action, spur trigger & 2 piece walnut grips. Back strap is inscribed "Lieut. Johns 61st Mass. Vols.". CONDITION: the revolver was nickeled in the early 20th century. This nickeling has been painstakingly & professionally removed. The revolver now features a rich, dark finish as it would have had when Johns owned this historic sidearm. Grips show scattered dents & scratches w/ repaired chip at bottom of right panel. Bore is good w/ strong rifling. (01-20057/BF). ANTIQUE. $3,200-3,800.

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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HENRY T.
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HENRY T.
Lot number: 3010
Seller: Poulin Antiques & Auctions, Inc
Event: SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!
Ends: Sunday, November 7 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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