Attribution to a specific regimental band is exceedingly rare for a Civil War period band instrument. Labeled Glenry Pourcelle / Paris in script on bell. Stenciled on silk liner of case lid. Richard written in pencil on case lid inside. Several bell-forward cornet players are shown with their instruments.An extant photo of a Civil War band is equally rare. The 60th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, sometimes referred to as St. Lawrence Regiment was organized at Ogdenburg,, NY in 1861 and mustered into service on October 30, 1861. It was in combat at Gettysburg on July 2 and 3, 1863 and other combat actions included Antietam, Chancellorsville, Lookout Mountain, Ringgold Mountain, Siege of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Siege of Savannah. In May 1865 it participated in the Grand Review at Washington.
This cornet was undoubtedly used during most or all of the many regimental activities. Cornet condition is fair with numerous dings and dents incurred in years of field use. The pistons are fully functional.
The case, red liner and padding also show use and age effects but is largely intact. The item "Cornet of Civil War 60th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Band Instrument" is in sale since Tuesday, August 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items".The seller is "shortliner" and is located in Fort Worth, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.