Class Year

2019

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

Spring 5-10-2017

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

Musselman Library Special Collections is home to a wide variety of artifacts, including a rather impressive number of Civil War era items. One Civil War artifact, the Patton Pistol, stands out from the rest by virtue of the story attached to it. The 1861 Navy Colt revolver originally belonged to Waller Tazewell Patton, who was the great uncle of General George S. Patton Jr. of WWII fame.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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