Thursday, November 13, 2008

Star-studded Civil War Presentation Drum (Klineyoung)

eBay seller heritageauctionsinc( 66) is auctioning this albumen image of Civil War musicians (eBay no. 260311308027) from its catalog "2008 NOV Signature Civil War Auction #6015":

Regulation Style Company Grade Civil War Drum. "Presented to/ Wm. H. Klineyoung/ Co. D/ By the members of the/ 1st Inft Regt P. R. V. C." is the Script Engraved Legend on the 1½" X 2¼" Period Silver Plaque Affixed To The Body Of The Drum. 15" high, 16" diameter with maple body, red painted hoops and brass tack decoration with incised five pointed star surrounding the air hole. Retains the remnants of an illegible paper label. The hoops retain 8-0% of the original red paint and crazed varnish, while the ropes, heads and tighteners all appear to be original and in near perfect condition. Body with nice rich patina. Klineyoung enlisted on June 8, 1861 and mustered as a musician into Co. D of the 30th Infantry Regiment (1st Regiment Reserves) , serving until June13, 1864. The regiment lost 372 killed and wounded during Klineyoung's term of service including heavy action at Mechanicsville, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg where, ironically, many of the men of the regiment, who were natives of Gettysburg, found themselves defending their own homes. A great Civil War drum, loaded with character and steeped in the history of one of the hardest fought regiments of the war.

Estimate: US $8,500.00 - US $9,500.00

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