Civil War saxhorn

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Titles Civil War saxhorn
Description Saxhorn used by Kelsey D. Chase, Musician in the 2nd Minnesota Regiment, Company K, during the Civil War. The saxhorn is a valved brass instrument developed during the 1830s. The backward-facing bell version became the most common brass instrument in Civil War bands because troops marching behind the band could hear the music.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 36 1/2 inches length
10 1/2 inches width
9 1/4 inches depth
Nomenclature saxhorn
Materials copper (metal)
Subjects Used by: Chase, Kelsey D.
Source: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865), Company K
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Music. Instruments. Brass Instruments
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6764 (Accession Number)

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