John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
C.S.A-Gen. Pierce Manning Butler Young
C.S.A-Gen. Pierce Manning Butler Young

This wonderful cased set was the personal property of Confederate General Pierce Manning Butler Young ​and exhibits his initals​ PMBY on the inside of the grip strap. The pistol is factory engraved and retains about 90% of it's original blue finish. It comes with it's original loading tool, screw driver and powder flask. The top strap is engraved ​Made by William Tranter For A.B Griswold & Co. New Orleans.​ Gen. Young ​lead a very exciting life among other things he was George A.Custer's room mate at West Point .  On 8/1/61 he was commissioned a Lt. in Cobb's Legion and quickly rose to the rank of Colonel.  He was wounded in action on three different occasions.  On 9/28/1863 he made Brig. General and on 12/3/0/64 he became a Major General. He was the youngest Major General in the Confederacy. After the War he got into politics and was elected to the House of Representives four times. He also was a Georgia delegate to the Democratic conventions in 1872, 1876 and 1878 and was appointed United States Commissioner to the Paris Exposition in 1878. In his later years he embarked on a diplomatic career,serving as Consul General at St. Petersburg, Russia from 1885 to 1887, and as Minister Plenipotentiary to Guatemala and Honduras ( appt. by Pres. Grover Cleveland) from 1893 to 1896.   A truly remarkable man. Mechanically the pistol  cocks and fires but the cylinder doesn't rotate. It has to be hand rotated. . After a quick internet search I see that the part needed is a inverted Y shaped spring. 

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