Snare Drum, "Welcome Lafayette"

Date:
1824
Creator:
Abner Stevens Music Shop and Store, Pittfield, Massachusetts

The drum cylinder is made from brown varnished bent wood shell with a six and one half inch overlap secured with brass headed tacks arranged in vertical rows as well as in a circle around the ivory breather hole and in teardrop patterns above and below breather. Hoops are 1 and 1/2" high, red, and secured with small pegs. Six leather rope tighteners survive and are not decorated. Four gut snares are attached to the bottom hoop. Read more »

Description (physical):

Wood, skin, rope, leather, ivory, brass, iron (tacks). Overall H: 14 3/4"; diameter: 18"; drum head diameter: 17"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 01566
Identifier:
1.105.13
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village

Drum From Sanger And Harris Families

Date:
1812
Publisher/Studio:
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Members of the Harris family served in a Chazy, New York militia company during the Battle of Plattsburgh. This drum was manufactured in 1812 in Pittsfiels, Massachusetts, and had been cut down from its original height.

Location:
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
Identifier:
2011.456.0003
Institution:
Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum

Drum

Date:
December 20, 1863

This snare drum was John Unger, Company B, 40th New York Infantry. Drums were used to beat out commands and provide a marching cadence to soldiers.

Description (physical):

Metal, leather, skin. H 35 cm, Diam. 41 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0071
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park