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    ID'd Civil War Drum Sling Sticks and Tintype of the Original Owner. Superb condition tarred leather drum sling, 4" at the widest point narrowing down to 2 1/4" where it passes through the adjusting buckle. The two sides of the sling join at a brass ring at the bottom, with a leather tab and ring to attach to the drum. 2" X 3" brass adjusting buckle with beveled corners. Stick holder of classic form, although the turned decorations are less pronounced. Rosewood sticks with German silver caps with one of the caps cracked. A brown chamois leather pad folds over the U shaped iron clasp that holds the stick holder in place to avoid it irritating the wearer. Attached to the sling is a 1 1/2" circular tintype in decorative sheet brass frame, identified by the family as the owner of the set. The family was Moberly, 4 members of whom served as musicians in the 1st Maryland Inf. US with the most likely candidate being Charles E. Moberly who enlisted as a musician in the regiment, age unknown, on 10/1/61. He was captured, along with his brother, at Front Royal, Va. on 5/23/62 and paroled at Aiken's Landing, Va. along with his brother, on 9/13/61, mustering out on 9/19/62, apparently having seen enough of war. The set in in superb untouched condition and acquired by the consignor directly from one of Moberly's direct lineal descendants. A great Civil drum sling set with very desirable ID.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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