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Fife made of german silver/nickel with mouth hole and 6 finger holes. Brass plate between mouthpiece and finger holes stamped: "J./H.F./NYC" This fife was played by Daniel Dougherty as he marched through Georgia with General Sherman's troops. Dougherty was a member of Company C, 17th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Daniel Dougherty enlisted as a musician on February 2, 1862 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. At the time of his enlistment he was eighteen years old; five feet, six inches tall; light complexion; blue eyes; and dark hair. He was born in Wisconsin and worked as a painter. He reenlisted as a veteran on June 3, 1864 to serve for three years or the end of the war. The 17th Wisconsin was part of the 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, which marched with Sherman to the Sea and through the Carolinas. He mustered out on July 14, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. In the 1885 Wisconsin veterans Census he was listed as living in Eldorado, Wisconsin. He does not appear in the 1895 census.
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