On any day of the week you can run a search for "Civil War Fifes" on any online auction site and come up with several examples of instruments represented as "Civil War Era". By reading these auctions you will see what we mean about 'any six hole fife' being sold as a Civil War Artifact. Here are a few examples of fifes offered as Civil War Fifes. We have included the original pictures and text from the online auction, but removed any identifying information. After all, our intent is to educate, not embarrass.