If you believe the Ellicombe story and that the Butterfield/Norton Story is not true, here is a challenge.
If you can prove the Captain Robert Ellicombe/Confederate Son story I award you a Gold Plated, Vincent Bach Stradivarius Field Trumpet (bugle) valued at $2,000.00. This is rare instrument-one of the kind made for the US Army Band used at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington-like the one pictured below.
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Proof of the existence of Captain Robert Ellicombe.
1. You’ll need his unit and pension records. Remember he has to be in the US Army at camp at Harrison’s Landing during the summer of 1862. 2. The name of the son and where he is buried.