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    Classic Civil War Rosewood Fife, with great inscribed ID. 15/8" brass ferrules with the ferrule nearest the mouthpiece bearing the following period script engraved legend, Gorham P. Rogers Private Co. D 48th Regt. Mass. Volunteers for 9 months August 18th 1862 Discharged Sept. 3rd 1863 Aged 43 years." Circles around covering almost the entire ferrule. Brass ferrules with deep dark untouched patina and rosewood body with nice rich color. Shows clear evidence of having been used with a 'cheater' which is no longer present. The 48th Mass. served primarily in North Carolina and was engaged at Goldsboro. One of only a handful of inscribed specimens we've seen.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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