General Philip H. Sheridan loved music and took a personal interest in his bands.
Civil War Soldier's Violin
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/31/2010
Violin purchased by Solomon Conn in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 1, 1863. Conn carried the violin while serving with Company B, 87th Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. Written on the back of the instrument are the names of places where the soldiers of the 87th were either on duty or engaging the enemy.