If you collect inscribed Civil War Revolvers with good history, you might be a collector that tries to get different variations to fill out your group. Here's one you probably don't have. This is a fine condition Bentley Revolver with a no-brainer, 100% original inscription on its butt that reads, "Presented to Horace B. Chevallier, March 21st, 1862. The gun is an extremely nice example that shows a period nickel plating that may or may not have been applied before presentation, taking into consideration that the regiment would be aboard ships and exposed to the salt-sea air. The top-strap shows a strong, "D. Bentley, Maker" address and is serial numbered in the 25XX range with British proofs. The grips are an excellent condition checkered walnut and the action is as-new but with a broken trigger return spring, easily repaired by a competent gunsmith. Chevalier mustered in January of 1861 as a second Lieutenant into the New York Marine Light Artillery, a somewhat unusual unit with unusual service. This regiment was raised and organized at New York City by Col. William A. Howard for service on gunboats, which were to be provided for it. Most of the men were recruited in New York City, Buffalo, Newark, N. J., Chicago, Ill., and Washington, D. C. They were mustered into the U. S. service from Nov. 12, 1861, to Aug. 18, 1862, for three years. The regiments ten companies left the state by detachments during 1861 and 1862; served at Annapolis, Md., and from Aug., 1862, in North Carolina, attached to the 18th and 10th corps, portions of it taking part in the following engagements: Roanoke island, Elizabeth City, New Berne, Elizabeth, siege of Fort Macon, South Mills, Tranter's creek, Swift creek, Neuse river Washington, near Shiloh, Rawle's mills, expedition to Goldsboro Kinston and Folly island, and several minor affairs. The regiment was disbanded in March, 1863. It lost during service 1 officer and 14 men killed in action; 2 men mortally wounded; 1 officer and 72 men died of disease and other causes, a total of 90. Chevalier served for the bulk of their action and was discharged in late November, 1862. This is a cool looking gun with a great inscription and good service, similar to what the U. S Marines were doing at the time and artifacts from the any State or U.S. Marines during the Civil War are extremely rare.