American Fife


This fife was made by an unknown maker in the United States, around 1850-1860. It is made of black-stained wood, ferrules are missing. According to the accession paperwork, this fife was used by the donor’s father during the Civil War.

The United States National Park Service Civil War Database lists Edwin Quincy Stoddard (1843-1927) as a private in Company H of the 11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry. He was mustered in August 27, 1864, and mustered out June 26, 1865

Date Made: 1850-1860

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Bequest of Edna G. Leidinger

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.77.11Accession Number: 1977.1108Catalog Number: 77.11

Object Name: fife

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 3/8 in x 3/4 in; 36.5125 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_606335

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