Found in an old chest in St. Paul, Minnesota years ago, these items were originally the property of Lt. Clinton McChord of Co. B, 3rd Iowa Cavalry. McChord enlisted on 8/30/61 and served until muster-out in August of 1865. The set includes a good condition Colt Pocket Revolver, Roby Cavalry Sabre, Cavalry Sword belt & hangers, a piece of his sabre knot, Telescope w/original case, 2 original tintypes of McChord in uniform, a CDV of our hero taken post-war with cardstock describing his service, some transcribed excerpts from original letters that were so tattered they went south long ago(unsalvageable), and Volumes I & II of Harper's Lithographs of the Great Rebellion saved by our trooper. All items are in very good to fine condition with the exception of the two volumes which I rate as fair. You don't see many groupings coming out these days, and I was very happy to aquire this one. I can't keep everything, but I was tempted on this one. The 3rd Iowa saw some violent action at Pea Ridge, LaGrange as well as many smaller skirmishes throughout the war. They had more losses than most Cavalry units in the West, losing 5 officers and 79 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded in action. For those of you that like ID'd material and would like a little of everything that a Cavalry officer may have attached himself to, this is one-stop shopping. A small collection in itself, and ID'd Iowa items are not easy to come by.