Bandolier-type Drumstick Sheath

Date:
circa 1825-50
Description (physical):

Leather. Length - 43"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
12/04/08
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Jaw Harp

Date:
c. 1860s

Small and easy-to-carry, the wrought iron jaw harp produced a jaunty accompaniment to campfire songs. This instrument was excavated from a campsite near Winchester, Virginia.

Description (physical):

Wrought iron. L 7.9, W 5.3, T 0.6 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0067
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Fife

Date:
c. 1860s

This was carried by Franklin Horner, Company H, 41st Pennsylvania Infantry.

Description (physical):

Wood, silver. L 41.7, DIAM 2.1 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0068
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Concertina

Date:
c. 1860s

In the hands of a talented soldier, this concertina produced lively melodies.

Description (physical):

Rosewood, mother of pearl, fabric. L 24.1, W 11.4, H 8.3

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0069
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

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

Clappers

Date:
c. 1860s

Virtually indestructible, these curved hardwood “bones” were slapped against a person’s leg to provide a musical rhythm.

Description (physical):

Bone. L 18 cm, T 2.5 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0072
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park