Colt 1862 Police Model Revolver with Inscribed Identification to Lieutenant Thomas Kehoe - 110th New York Infantry - Inventory Number: HAN 200 / SOLD
Colt 1862 Police Model Revolver with matching serial numbers for late 1861 production. The back strap of the grip is inscribed “Lieut Thomas Kehoe from his Oswego friends Aug’t 19th, 1862.” Thomas Kehoe enlisted on August 19, 1862 as a 1st lieutenant in the 110th New York Infantry, and was engaged in several actions in Louisiana, including the Siege of Port Hudson. He was promoted to captain in September 1863 and discharged in September 1864. The revolver is a .36 caliber, three-screw model with a 5-shot fluted cylinder and a 4 ½” barrel. Single line barrel address is clear and reads “ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW – YORK U.S. AMERICA”. The “COLTS PATENT” mark on the left side of the frame shows some wear, with the “36CAL” mark clearly stamped into the brass trigger guard. All iron surfaces exhibit an even, light gray patina, with most of the silver wash still present on the brass. A classic, wartime production, three-screw Colt Model 1862 Pocket Police revolver with a great identification.
Thomas Kehoe - 29 years old. Enlisted on 8/19/1862 at Oswego, NY as a 1st Lieutenant. On 9/10/1862 he mustered into "I" Co. NY 110th Infantry. He was discharged on 9/11/1864. Promotions:. Capt 1/1/1864.
NEW YORK ONE HUNDRED AND TENTH INFANTRY (Three Years)
One Hundred and Tenth Infantry.-Cols., DeWitt C. Littlejohn, Clinton H. Sage, Charles Hamilton; Lieut.-Cols., Clinton H. Sage, Warren D. Smith; Majs., Charles Hamilton, Henry C. Devendorf.
This was an Oswego county regiment, organized at Oswego, and there mustered into the U. S. service for three years, Aug. 25, 1862. It left the state on the 29th, proceeding to Baltimore, where it was stationed until Nov., 1862, when it was ordered to New Orleans, and early in 1863 was assigned to Emory's division of the 19th corps.
Its first experience under fire was at Fort Bisland, and at Franklin it had 12 killed and wounded. It took part in the long siege of Port Hudson and shared in the grand assault of June 14. The total loss of the regiment during the siege was 37 killed, wounded and missing.
Its last battle was at Vermillion bayou, La., in Nov. 1863, where it lost 6 killed and wounded. In Feb., 1864, it was ordered to Fort Jefferson, Fla. The regiment was mustered out at Albany, under Col. Hamilton, Aug. 28, 1865. It lost during service 2 officers and 14 men killed and mortally wounded; 3 officers and 192 men died of disease and other causes-total deaths, 211. The high percentage of loss by disease was due to the long service of the regiment in the extreme South.