Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nobel & Cooley Civil War Drum

The drum was manufactured in Granville in the early 1860's and "picked up" on the Gettsyburg battlefield in 1863 by James Forrest who mustered into the Union Army on June 19th, 1863 as a musician in the 28th Pennsylvania Mil. Infantry regiment. This places him at the right time and in a regiment that was involved on the battlefield.

Over 140 years later, this drum has come back home to Granville.

The hoops on this Civil War drum were bent using the same bending machine that is till used today to build high quality custom snare drum for today's musicians.

Source: Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation, Granville, Massachusetts

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