Confederate Bass Drum, Captured at Missionary Ridge, 1860-1863

Summary

This Confederate drum was captured after the Union victory at the battle of Missionary Ridge near Chattanooga, Tennessee in November 1863, probably by a member of the 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This Civil War drum was taken to Wauseon, Ohio, where it was preserved as a trophy of war by the local GAR (Grand Army of the Republic), an organization of Union veterans.

This Confederate drum was captured after the Union victory at the battle of Missionary Ridge near Chattanooga, Tennessee in November 1863, probably by a member of the 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This Civil War drum was taken to Wauseon, Ohio, where it was preserved as a trophy of war by the local GAR (Grand Army of the Republic), an organization of Union veterans.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Calf (Leather)
Steel
Leather

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 in

Height: 16.5 in

Inscriptions

C.S.A. [painted on skin] [more illegible script in pencil on head] REBEL BASS DRUM / CAPTERD AT MISHON RIDGE (sic) [in pencil inside body of drum]

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