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    Civil War Fife Attributed to Private John Crosby, "I" Company, Vermont 2nd Infantry. Approximately 15 1/4-inches long with 1 ¾-inch German-silver ferrules at each end. Maker stamped "Geo. Cloos". Near the embouchure hole is lightly stamped "2 / Vt. / INF".

    The consignor indicates that this fife was purchased from the direct descendants of Crosby's family. John Crosby enlisted August 12,1862 as a private. On September 2, 1862 he mustered into "I" Company of the 2nd Vermont Infantry. He was wounded July 10, 1863 at Funkstown, Maryland and more severely at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia on May 19, 1864. As a result of the wound his left arm was amputated. He was discharged for his wound December 20, 1864.

    Condition: Very good.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    11th Sunday
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