Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inlaid Drum Attributed to Civil War Drummer

$685.50 was the winning bid that eBay seller antiquery49( 293) recently received for eBay item no. 370212638816, described as follows

AUTHENTIC CIVIL WAR SNARE DRUM with EBONY STICKS...inscribed inside "N Daniels 48 Iowa Co D"...papers indicate the 48th Battalion was organized at Davenport and mustered on July 13th,1864, with O.H.P. Scott of Farmington as lieutenant Colonel, company D being from Des Moines and Lee counties and mustered out at Rock Island Barrack Oct.21,1864...the drummer was Nathan D. Daniels age 18 - 5'2" joined 6/10/1864 until 10/20/1864.


  1. hi, i have recently acquired a vintage snare of unknown make. it is very old. my snare has the exact same tension rod adjustment as the snare in this photo--- is there any more info on this snare? i have photos but can't figure out how to post them on here. my email is sonya1965@gmail.com thanks!

  2. Dear Sonya,

    I will be happy to publish photos of your drum on our blog (www.FieldDrums.com) together with any information you may have concerning your drum, and how you acquired it. Please include the drum's dimensions. Email photos and information to me at BlogMaster@FieldDrums.com.

    Thank you.


    Ellis Mirsky


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