Wonderful original double twist brass bugle. The majority were imported from Europe (usually Germany) in the early days of the Civil War, when demand for military equipage was greater than the supply. Bugles, like other items necessary to equip large armies were in short supply and it was by far cheaper for northern and southern government contractors to import them. Measuring 14 ½”” overall with original mouthpiece present. The bell measures 5 ¼’ across and retains the reinforced bell garland made of German silver. It shows all evidence of having been carried throughout the conflict and has the typical dings and dents from service. A wonderful civil war example.
Inventory Number: MUS 128 / SOLD