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May 21, 2012

Civil War soldier’s flute

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 2:31 pm

Civil War soldier's flute and case

Flute and case used by Silvanus Morse of the 77th New York Regiment of Volunteers during the Civil War.  Morse fought with the 77th at Potomac, Antietam and Gettysburg.  The 26 1/2-inch flute is made of ebony with ivory and silver fittings.  Its original case is lined in brown velvet.  Both the flute and the case were made circa 1864.

For details, view the flute in our online collections database.

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