Cyrus Libby Curtis, 1859Item 7135 info
Maine Historical Society
After the Civil War, Congress stopped funding military bands. Civilian bands then proliferated, often serving military as well as civilian needs.
The Portland Band began in 1827 and served as the First Regimental Band during the Civil War, then returned to civilian status.
Cyrus Libby Curtis was a trombone player in the Old Portland Band.