NewsBeat: The Civil War 150 Years: Solomon Conn’s Violin Diary

From Smithsonian Magazine:

Solomon Conn's violin diary

Solomon Conn’s violin diary. Photo from the Smithsonian American History Museum.

On May 1st, 1863, Solomon Conn bought a violin in Nashville, Tennessee. By the end of his years as an infantryman in Company B of the 87th Indiana Volunteers, he’d re-purposed it into a diary, inscribing its wood with a list of his travels—one of the most unusual artifacts to survive the Civil War.

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