I believe John Collier has already been in touch. I'm trying to track down my great great grandfather Stewart Marjoribanks Grant (1817-1900).
A Scotsman, he was a seaman - ultimately a boatswain - and family tradition says he was on the Alabama and we certainly used to have a revolver (Colts 1849 Pocket Model - mfg 1859 by the serial no.)until it was stolen in a burglary.
John Collier reports there was a GEORGE Grant on the Alabama - which could be him as he was a bit sensitive about the 'Majorkybanks'
Any assistance would be appreciated