American Fife

American Fife

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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

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fife
date made
1850-1860
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 3/8 in x 3/4 in; 36.5125 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
MI.77.11
accession number
1977.1108
catalog number
77.11
Credit Line
Bequest of Edna G. Leidinger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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