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During those first three days of July, 1863, the usually quiet town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania found itself at the center of the storm that was the Civil War.
In honor of the brave Americans who fought here, America Remembers, in cooperation with the Civil War Preservation Trust is proud to present the Gettysburg 1863 Army Revolver.
Handcrafted with exacting detail, it is a spectacular firearm used by both Union and Confederate forces during the war.
On the right side are the inscribed words from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered November 19, 1863 at the site of the battle – “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.”
The left side of the barrel bears the 24-karat gold inscription, “Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863.”
On the cylinder, this highly detailed panoramic etching captures the drama of Pickett’s Charge. Note the detail in uniform and armament, and the Gettysburg farmhouse in the distance. With each rotation of the cylinder, another piece of the drama unfolds. A mounted officer falls to a rifleman’s shot. A Confederate infantryman swings his empty rifle at a sword-wielding Union soldier. On horseback, on foot, and down on the ground, the battle is waged with pistols, bayonets, and knives. All the excitement and fury of this moment are immortalized in this 24-karat gold panorama.
To display and protect the Gettysburg 1863 Revolver, we have created this handsome display case. The lid, inset with leather, features the striking silhouette of a general at Gettysburg, stamped in gold above the title, “Gettysburg 1863.” Inside the case are a replica of the Gettysburg Address on parchment paper and two solid brass buckles, as worn by each army’s officers to secure their holsters and swords. The rectangular buckle bears the Union’s eagle and shield image; the circular buckle bears the initials of the Confederate States. In addition, each case features a brass plaque on the inside of the lid, “Gettysburg 1863 Revolver, United States Society of Arms & Armour.”
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