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CIVIL WAR ERA EAGLE INFANTRY DRUM
A Civil War-era drum with emblazoned eagle and Union shield adorning the shell which appears to be made of maple, 17" diameter, also bearing metal tack design, red and white painted trim and a peep hole within. Manufactured by "Wm. H. Horstmann & Son, Military Furnishers, 51 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia". Appears to be re-strung, bottom skin tattered, top skin intact. A great relic for display. This drum is attributed to drummer Nelson R. Masters of the 67th Ohio Vols. who mustered-in on July 8, 1862 and served until June 21, 1865. He was wounded in action at Petersburg on April 4, 1865. Sold with Master's records.
Estimate $ 3,000-4,000

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