Tuesday, June 23, 2009

D.C. Hall/A.W. White (Boston) Drum for Robert F. Morss

From the John Gibson Collection in the Virtual Museum of Vermont in the Civil War:

Richard H. Morse [Note: the drum says "Morss"], age 19(?), credited to Wolcott, Lamoille County, Vermont, enlisted on June 26, 1862 and mustered in as a private in Co. H, 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. On December 26, 1864, he was promoted to Principal Musician of the regiment, and he mustered out with the regiment on June 13, 1865. Morse was born on February 2, 1846 (if correct, this makes him only 16 when he enlisted), and died on July 6, 1910. He is buried in the McLaren cemetery, in Greensboro, Orleans County, Vermont.

John Gibson is a Montpelier, Vermont native, currently residing in Maryland. He is an artisan, specializing in applied decorative finishes, a historian of American made toys from the Golden Age of Toymaking, and a Civil War collector and dealer specializing in Vermont related items with a fondness for the 2nd Vermont Infantry. Vermont in the Civil War.

A virtual museum does not have any real treasures, but simply scans or transcripts of historical material. Source: VermontCivilWar.Org Database; Creator/Webmaster: Tom Ledoux

1 comment:

  1. i have a drum almost identical to the 9th redegement Vermont volunteer drum but it is the 5th. is it worth any value? it has a few scratches and a some of the leather bands are coming off but it looks brand new... It also came with a book with a picture of the 9th redegement Vermont volunteer drum on it, and a lamp. we got it at a yard sale for around 75 dollars. does it need to be in a museum.


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