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Object Name: Bugle
Date: ca. 1898
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Medium: Brass, cord
Dimensions: Overall: 16 1/4 × 5 1/2 × 4 3/8 in. (41.3 × 14 × 11.1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Philadelphia
Description: Brass bugle with one slide, bell with rolled rim, and two rings to which light olive green braid and two tassels are tied; etched inscription below stamped maker's mark on outside of bell.
Credit Line: Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number: 1951.513
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Marks: stamped: on bell: "PREMIER / J. W. PEPPER / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA / AND / CHICAGO." etched: on bell (below maker's mark): "EL CANY. CUBA. JULY 1st / TO / COL. DANIEL APPELLTON / R. I. CLAPHAM LATE ACT / CHIEF TRUMPETER / 1st U.S. CAV'L / 1898"

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According to the accession records, this bugle was used by regimental trumpeter R. I. Clapham while serving in the 1st U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, in 1898. The inscription indicates that it was presented to Colonel Daniel Appellton on July 1, 1898.