a: 15 x 9 x 5 in. ( 38.1 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm ) b: 14 3/4 x 2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 37.5 x 5.1 x 2.9 cm )
Metal bugle with red patina, in two pieces.
Gift of Mrs. A. Eaton
typewritten: on tag attached to object: "Bugle [broken condition] picked / up at Fort Fisher morning after / the battle, 1865, by Aaron Conklin. / Presented by Mrs. A. Eaton, / May 27, 1922."
This bugle is said to have been picked up by Aaron Conklin at Fort Fisher on Cape Fear River, North Carolina, the morning after an 1865 Civil War battle.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.