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Rohersville Band circa 1857

This was in our local paper this morning, the band is still active, though unfortunatly they changed their uniforms. Rohersville is about 5 miles east of Sharpsburg and maybe 4 miles west of Crampton's Gap on South Mountain. I wonder where these folks were 5 years later.

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Comment by Al Smitley on April 23, 2015 at 12:35pm

Don't you wish a method of recording was invented to coincide with photography?

Comment by Wes Merchant on April 23, 2015 at 1:49pm

Amen, Brother Al.

Comment by CW Bayer on April 23, 2015 at 2:05pm

A pre Civil War brass band would have been markedly different from a post war band. The German band influence during the Civil War seems, to me, to have been strong. I wonder if they were at high pitch.

Comment by Bob Sayers on April 24, 2015 at 11:37am

Is that a Grammy award the guy in front is holding?

Comment by Wes Merchant on April 24, 2015 at 2:41pm

Hmmmm...

Comment by Strumelia on April 24, 2015 at 10:08pm

Bb cornet from the mid 1800s.

Comment by Strumelia on April 24, 2015 at 10:11pm

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Comment by Strumelia on April 24, 2015 at 10:43pm

And on the left, an alto or tenor horn?

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