Lot 438
North Carolina Civil War Era Military Snare Drum
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The interior with printed manufacturer's label for H. R. Eisenbrandt of Baltimore, circa 1860; rope tension construction with leather braces, wooden shell and hoops, calfskin drumheads, the shell decorated with brass or copper tacks forming a five-pointed star pattern.

16 in. head; 13.25 in tall

This drum surfaced in Lenoir, Caldwell County, NC, which supplied companies to North Carolina's 20th, 22nd, 26th, 53rd, and 58th Regiments serving in the Army of Northern Virginia. At least two similar drums are in the North Carolina Museum of History, with a third example identified to the 32nd NC being shown on page 227 of Time-Life's Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy (Alexandria, 1996).

Scuffs and wear from use; substantial remnants of red paint on the hoops; two tacks missing heads; leather crazed; ropes and drum heads intact. Overall very good condition, especially considering the conditions in which it was likely used.

$600 - 1,200