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Violin
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Violin

Catalog #: 1988.0716.01    Accession #: 1988.0716
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 24" H x 8" W x 4" D

Physical Description

Wood with personal carvings.

Specific History

Violin purchased by Solomon Conn in Nashville, Tennessee on May 1, 1863. Conn carried the violin while serving with Company B, 87th Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. Written on the back of the instrument are the names of places where the soldiers of 87th were either on duty or engaging the enemy. Along the left and right edges of the sides are written more place names. Among the more well-known battles the 87th took part in were the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863 and Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864. By the end of the war, the 87th Volunteers had lost 283 men, most of them to disease.


Keywords

Country: United States
States: Indiana, Tennessee
War: Civil War
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