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    Paint-Decorated Civil War Snare Drum with Great Period ID to the 5th Maryland Inf. 10" high, 13.25" diameter, in addition to the original 1.5" high red painted hoops. Clearly the original size, as indicated by the paint decoration as well as the original reinforcing hoops top and bottom. Retains about 50% of the original paper label for the "Union Drum Manufacturing Com'y/ No. 137 Lexington street, near Howard....Baltimore, Md." Wealth of period pencil script information written inside, including the names of two owners, Samuel and Mathias F. Lowman, of Capt. F. M. Faentz Company I of the 5th Maryland Inf., along with "Headquarters Camp Hamilton" which the regiment occupied from July to September 1862. Samuel Lowman enlisted in the 5th Md. November 25, 1862, and was discharged for disability October 15, 1862. Matthias F. Lowman enlisted in the 5th Md. as a musician October 5, 1861, and served with the regiment until October 5, 1864. The drum is completely untouched with great patina overall, and retains most of the original cord/ rope as well as a number of the original leather tighteners. Ivory air hole surrounded by brass tack decoration. The face of the drum is painted with an American shield flanked by American flags. Riband with motto above and No. 18 with PG in script below. The PG probably relating to the original company or regimental designation. The paint remains 80% intact. The drum also retains one of the original heads, although damaged, and the original set of ebony drumsticks, in fine condition. The 5th Maryland was engaged at Antietam, Winchester (where much of the regiment was captured), Petersburg, Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, Fair Oaks, and Appomattox, losing 64 men killed and mortally wounded. Wonderful Civil War drum with superb history.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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