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Object Name TRUMPET
Catalog Number 0985.05.00009
Description The trumpet is a large brass cone with a simple splayed mouthpiece. The end is bell-shaped, swelling out from the end of the cone.
Dimensions L-18 inches
Owned Emilie F. Wilder
Owner Regiment CSS McRea
Event Battle of New Orleans
Provenance The trumpet was taken from Confederate boat, CSS McRea, opposite the City of New Orleans on April 24, 1862. She was set on fire by Confederates to prevent her from falling into Commodore Farragut's hands, who was in charge of the Union fleet coming up the river to capture New Orleans. A Mr. Johnson saved the trumpet and gave it to Mrs. Emilie F. Wilder.
People Johnson, Mr.
Wilder, Emilie F.
Search Terms Battle of New Orleans
Subjects Brass bands
Brass instruments
Military bands
Music
Musical instruments
Trumpets
Women
Gifts