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Object ID 1944.031
Object Name Drum
Collection Musical Instruments
Credit line Gift of James A. Eberhardt
Year Range from 1861
Year Range to 1862
Description Round, wooden drum with steel side supports and rawhide drumming surfaces on two sides.
Dimensions H-9 Dia-17 inches
Dimension Details
Owned John T. Yates
Used John T. Yates
Provenance According to the donor, this drum was used during the Civil War by his friend, John T. Yates, who enlisted as a Musician in the First Delaware Regiment in 1861. Yates was eighteen years old when he enlisted on September 14, 1861. He was mustered into service on October 17, 1861 at Hare's Corner by Lieutenant Derrickson as a Musician 3rd Class and was discharged on August 18, 1862, when the regimental bands were mustered out.
Subjects Drums
Musical instruments
Search Terms Civil War
John T. Yates
John Yates
First Delaware Regiment
Nineteenth Century
Material Wood; steel; rawhide
Event Civil War