Remington New Model Army

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vr1967
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Remington New Model Army

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I recently received my 3rd great grandfather’s Remington New Model Army that he brought home from the Civil War.
From what I have found, I believe it was made in April 1863 due to the SN 20031. Got no hits on unit in Frank Mallory’s 1995 book.

Micajah Wilkinson, first served in the 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Quinn’s State Troops, them Powers’ Cavalry Regiment after Quinn’s disbanded in early 1863.

The revolver was passed to my great great grandfather and down thru his oldest daughter’s line, where it was carried around the world with a cousin during his 30 plus years in the Air Force. This included being in Japan, England, and 2 tours in Vietnam. Now it is back in SW MS after a 100 year hiatus.

Grip, barrel, trigger guard, and cylinder SNs match. Can’t make out cartouche. Holster is worse for wear, but look Confederate

Virgil
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billt
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Hi Virgil,
That is a nice piece of history you have there. You are correct it was made in April of 1863. It looks like the cartouche may be that of George Palmer. If you go to the Soldiers and Sailors database at the National Parks service and look up Micajah Wilkinson under Confederates from Mississippi you will find a M Wilkinson listed as having served in the 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Quinn’s State Troops. I believe from there you can go to the National Archives and get his service records. They would be a nice thing to go with your family heirloom.

Bill
vr1967
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Thanks Bill on the cartouche. I suspected GP.

I have copies of both his records from Quinn’s and Powers’ Cavalry along with about 60 letters him, his brothers and their wives wrote to each other throughout the war. Two brothers were in the 7th Mississippi Infantry Regiment with one being killed at Shiloh April 6, 1862, other was transferred to 9th Battalion Mississippi Sharpshooters not long after and the other brother was in the 33rd Mississippi Infantry

Here is the wallet and some money he brought home. (Top 3 bills came from reunions, bottom 7 are real)
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Cloverleaf
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Outstanding heirloom.
The gun AND the story!
aardq
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Very nice collection. That would make for a very nice display. Do you know when or where he got the gun?

Thanks,
Dan
vr1967
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Thanks for the compliments

The only close hits from Frank Mallory’s work (only had access to the 95 version, but I know there is some updates) is serial numbers 18024 & 19632, which were sent to the 16th Indiana Infantry and 21132 which went to the USS Mackinan, showing a lost cylinder

The 16th Indiana was at the siege of Jackson (MS) that Powers Cavalry was involved in, but again, no clue if the pistol was sent to the 16th, but I’ll continue to research
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