Saturday, May 31, 2008

126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Information from Cowan's Auctions Website:

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium: $780.00
Auction: 2004, Fall Historic Americana / Dec 2-3

473. ID'D CIVIL WAR 126TH OVI SNARE DRUM, belonging to Joseph Harper. Bent wood snare drum with original band in red wash, skin heads and rope strapping with sinew snares bands on bottom and cut leather tighteners and original turned hickory sticks; no label on interior; 8" high x 15.5" diameter. Includes a copy photograph of the extended Harper family in which Joseph is identified in 1910, letter from the heir who consigned the drum to us and printed soldier's and unit history.

The 126th O.V.I. saw considerable action during the war including at their 1st encounter with the enemy at Martinsburg, W.V. in 1862 losing an entire company captured, Bristoe Station, Spotsylvania, and at Cold Harbor, at which Joseph, our drummer was severely wounded and later discharged for disability. The unit lost 9 officers and 111 men KIA. Untouched, EXC.

(EST $400-$600)
Price Realized: $780.00
Price includes buyer's premium.

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6270 Este Ave
Cincinnati, OH United States 45232

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