This fine condition little gun showing excellent grips, most of its original silver plate, and toning to brown barrel and cylinder finish. It is wonderfulll inscribed, "P. E. W. 55th Reg. O.V.I." A little research finds that Pliney E. Watson was the only man in the 55th that this gun could have belonged to. Pliney was in the 55th from 1862 as a private until the end of the war and was promoted to Sgrt. and Lt. This unit saw some sever fighting at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and Pliney was present and serving as an A.A.D.C. (assistant aide de campe) under Division headquarters during these most famous of battles. The 55th had good fighting history to include Cedar Mountain, 2nd Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Tenn., Chattanooga Campaign, Mission Ridge, Duty in Lookout Valley till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge, Buzzard's Roost Gap, Battle of Resaca, Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Action at New Hope Church. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, Kenesaw Mountain, Pine Hill, Lost Mountain, Muddy Creek, Assault on Kenesaw, Chattahoochie River, Peach Tree Creek, Siege of Atlanta, Occupation of Atlanta September, March to the Sea, Siege of Savannah, Campaign of the Carolinas , Battle of Bentonville, Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 10, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 11, 1865. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 136 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 119 Enlisted men by disease. Total 262. This is a great little gun with a historically important inscription.