This .36 Colt Revolver belonged to Alvah M. Kimball of the 15th Regiment NH Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. It was made in 1861 and still retains its original velvet-lined case and fittings. Its fluted cylinder holds five shots. Alvah Kimball was born August 6, 1829. He enlisted in November 1861, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in October 1862, and was a 1st Lieutenant when he left service on January 15, 1863. He died July 2, 1869, leaving a wife and three children. The pistol passed to his son, Ralph H. Kimball, and remained in the Kimball family until it was donated to the Museum in 1999.
Location: W3, Civil War Gallery