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Found this Colt 1855 "Root" at a gun show in Lakeland, Florida. When we walked into the show a gentleman asked where we were from. When I told him Arkansas, he said he would have a gun for me the next day.
This factory engraved Model 1855 Colt Root revolver was made in 1855. It is a .28 caliber. The ivory grips match the other numbers on the pistol. On the grips you will see the name JRH Scott. It is for Confederate Captain John R. Homer Scott, 1st Battalion Arkansas Cavalry. He also served as 1st Lt in the Mexican War. Captain Scott is from a prominent Arkansas family with roots in Missouri. His father, Honorable Andrew Scott was appointed United States Judge, of the Territory of Arkansas. Judge Scott brought the family to Arkansas (Pope County-Russellville) in 1819 at the organization of the Territory. I have a lot of information on the family including a dual which was fought between Judge Scott and Judge Joseph Seldon. The dual was fought on an island in the Mississippi River near Helena, Arkansas. Judge Scott was unhurt. Judge Seldon died.