Family of Civil War Field Officer donates piano to Beauvoir - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Family of Civil War Field Officer donates piano to Beauvoir

The piano will be on permanent display at the museum. (Photo source: Beauvoir) The piano will be on permanent display at the museum. (Photo source: Beauvoir)
Photo source: Beauvoir Photo source: Beauvoir
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The family of William Henry Haywood Tison donated his post-Civil War 1874 Square Grand Piano to the Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library. Tison was a Civil War Field Officer, who helped organize the Mississippi 32nd Infantry Regiment April 3, 1862

The piano will be on permanent display at the facility.

Often referred to as the “poor man’s Steinway”, this Stieff Square Grand piano is extremely rare in this 88-key configuration. Upon full restoration, the piano has the range to play modern compositions due to its extended range. Stieff pianos are highly sought after due to their superior construction and sound quality and bring a premium in the vintage instrument market.

Tison went on to fight in Corinth, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta Siege, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville and the Carolinas Campaign.

According to the family, Bible William H. H. Tison was murdered December 4, 1882, in Baldwyn, MS.

Beauvoir thanks Mississippi Music Inc., Dex and Rosi Johnson, and Melanie Moss the donor of the piano.

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