B-flat fife

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This fife was used by John Robbins when he was a drummer in the Civil War. It is made of brown spun wood with brass rings attached at the ends. Six smaller holes tone towards end and larger blow hole opposite.

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About This Item

  • Title: B-flat fife
  • Creator: Christman, C. G.
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • State: ME
  • Media: Brass, walnut or rosewood
  • Local Code: 4082*a
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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