Civil War saxhorn

Collections items are not for sale. A photo reproduction can be purchased.

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)

User Comments

How Can We Help?

Know Something We Don't?

Please comment below if you are able to:

  • provide any additional information that will help us better understand or interpret these items
  • provide information that clarifies historical context of the item
  • report an error in the description


Name and Comment will be displayed publicly.

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.