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    Civil War Snare Drum "Presented to/ James D. Deas/ 5th Maine Drum Corps by the Members of Co. C" is the Engraved Legend on the Period Silver Plaque Affixed to the Body of the Drum, with Decorative Floral Border, Untouched/ Uncleaned. The drum is 11¾" high 17" diameter, plain maple body with black painted rims. Overall near perfect condition with rims retaining 90% of the original paint, the body with most of the original varnish and what appears to be the original heads, ropes, snare and tighteners which are decorated with five pointed stars. Ebony air hole and retains the original paper label of "A. W. White...No. 86 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass." Include with the drum is the original leather sling with adjusting buckle and brass snap swivel, along with Deas's discharge from the 5th Maine. Deas enlisted with the 5th April 24, 1861 and served until July27, 1864 when he discharged and subsequently enlisted with the 12th Maine infantry, also as a musician, serving until March 18, 1866. Deas served with the 5th Maine through eleven battles, doubtless with this drum in his possession, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness and Cold Harbor. A great rarity with a superb history.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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