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Solomon Conn's fiddle, 1863

Among the National Museum of American History's many personal souvenirs of war and military service is Solomon Conn's fiddle. On the back and sides of the instrument, Conn inscribed the names of the places he traveled as an infantryman in the Eighty-seventh Indiana Volunteers, under General William Tecumseh Sherman. Conn's grandsons donated the violin to the Smithsonian in 1988.

See also: Civil War, Military History, Musical Instruments

Solomon Conn's fiddle, 1863

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