Music Box, carried by General Felix Agnus, 165th NY

Music Box, carried by General Felix Agnus, 165th NY

in a mahogany box with single comb cylinder type box, 4-6 tunes, with plaque on lid reading Carried During Civil War By/General Felix Agnus/And During World War 1 & 2 By Caption Felix Agnus Leser. The box is 12″ x 5.25″ x 4.5″ high.

Felix Agnus enlisted in 1861 as Sgt. in 5th N.Y. Infantry and later served with 165th N.Y. Infantry when he received his commission. While with the 5th, Agnus saw action in most of the major battles of the Peninsula Campaign. During his service with the 165th he saw actions during the siege of Port Hudson, Franklin Expedition to Sabine Pass, TX, Vermilion Bayou, Red River Expedition, and other lesser engagements.

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