Monday, May 12, 2008

Iowa Volunteers Drum

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14" high x 17" wide, this drum has seen some action! The top head has extensive repairs and is backed by cardboard. The bottom remains torn in two places. Some original red paint remains and it has been given new rope. The best part about this drum is the old ink inscription on the top head: "F. W. Kimble, Drummer Co B 14th Reg. Iowa Inf. Vols.; War of 1861". Comes with two drumsticks.

Sold for: $3,585.00 (includes BP) Bid Source: Live: Floor
Ended: Nov 30, 2006
Lot: 25032 Auction: 642
Heritage Auction Galleries,

Note: The Civil War Gazette adds the following information about this drum:

Francis W. Kimble has a listed residence of Agency City, IA when he enlisted at age 19 on 10/15/62 as a drummer. He mustered into Company B., 14th Iowa Infantry on 11/26/62. He mustered out on 11/16/64.

The 14th Iowa saw action at Ft. Donleson, Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing), Vicksburg, and engagements related to the Red River Expedition.

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