The Brawley Civil War Banjo is patterned after
a banjo made by Frank Brawley, Co. G, 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in 1862. The 6th Minnesota fought in the Minnesota Sioux uprising, 1862-1864, and later saw duty along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans. Brawley's banjo is currently in the Minnesota Historical Society Museum in St. Paul. The Bell Brawley banjo comes in light brown, like the original. We are now using mother of pearl for the star (not brass) to closer replicate the original. Also, raw brass ball "shoes"are used. This photo will be updated to show the star and brass balls. An old sounding, yet modern looking banjo indeed.
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