General Andrew Lewis’ Pocket Pistol


This is a circa 1760 English flintlock officer’s pistol – designed for self defense, and generally carried in a coat pocket.  This was owned and carried by General Andrew Lewis, carried in his pocket when he marched his army of Virginians to Point Pleasant during Lord Dunmore’s War in 1774.

The pistol was bequeathed to one of his son’s, who in turn bequeathed it to his son, and then into the well-known Kenna family of West Virginia.  It was recently on display at the Augusta Historical Society Museum in Staunton, Virginia.

NFS – in the Scavengeology Museum Collection.


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