Port Royal Band Books
[Port Royal Band Books]
Manuscript part books, 1861-65
In July 1861, cornetist Gustavus W. Ingals was
commissioned to organize selected New Hampshire and Massachusetts
musicians to become the band of the 3rd new Hampshire Regiment.
It became one of the finest such ensembles and is now best remembered
as the Port Royal Band due to an extensive duty tour at Port Royal
Island, South Carolina. These items belong to a rare set of part
books copied and used by the band during the period 1861-1865.