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Object Name FIFE
Catalog Number 0985.00.00003
Description Wooden fife, six finger holes, short brass ferrule and a silver mouthpiece.
Material wood; metal (brass, silver)
Dimensions L-13.5 inches
Owned Austin Cargill
Owner Regiment 27th Alabama Infantry
Event inauguration of Jefferson Davis, Montgomery, Alabama, 1861
Provenance According to museum records, "The fife was played at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis at Montgomery, Alabama, by the Austin Cargill. He later used it during the Civil War when he was in the Confederate Army."
People Cargill, Austin Columbus
Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Montgomery, Alabama
Subjects Inaugurations, Presidential
Military bands
Musical instruments
Presidential inaugurations
Woodwind instruments