Lot 940    

Colt New Pocket DA Revolver Inscribed To Lieut. Philip E. Reville, 69th N.Y. USV
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
.32 caliber, 2.5" barrel, S/N 5389. Blued finish with factory ivory grips.  Engraved on the backstrap: Lieut Phillip E. Reville, June 27th 1898, 69th N.Y. U.S.V.  Comes with a machete, original period holster for the revolver, and a large photograph of Lieut. Reville in uniform with a Model 1902 sword.

Lieut. Philip E. Reville was a recent addition to Co. F., 69th Regt. NYNG when the unit was federalized for service during the Spanish American War.  Of Civil War repute, the predominantly Irish 69th was mustered in May 1898 with twelve companies and ordered to camp at Chickamauga, Tenn. and thence to Florida where it was assigned to the 4rd Corps staging for overseas duty in Cuba.  Following a typhoid fever epidemic the brigade was relocated to Fort Wheeler, Alabama and remained there for the duration of its service never having seen any combat.

Reville had joined the 22nd Regt. NYNG in 1890 as a private and worked his was up the rank to sergeant in 1894 before being discharged in 1896.  The experienced guardsman was commissioned 2nd Lieut., Co. F., 69th NYNG on April 30, 1898 and 1st Lieut. on May 19, 1898.  He was still serving with the regiment as Captain, Co. D. as late as 1901.
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