Monday, December 22, 2014

Union Manufacturing Co. Civil War Eagle Drum

Civil War Era Hand-Painted Drum with Eagle Motif

Lot #: 203
17" width x 14" height. Body of drum with a worn image of an eagle and patriotic shield with motto E. Pluribus Unum in a riband. Label inside drum reads, Drum materials of all kinds major staffs, flag staffs, ornaments, fife and drum sticks. Union Manufacturing Co., West Baltimore St.  Baltimore, M.  
An almost identical drum is located in the Maryland Historical Society was owned by Union drummer boy James W. Sank. It bears a silver plaque that reads, James W. Sank, by the officers and men of Camp A Purnell Legion May 1863. Sank was one of the many young men who were drummers marching beside the ranks and often facing the most fire during battles.
Price Realized $1,725


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