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Catalog Number 0985.13.00346, a
Description This is a pair (2) of drumsticks. One stick has an incised line near the largest end. It is walnut with an oil finish. The incised line is about .125" inch deep and 1.75" from the end.
Material wood
Dimensions H-16.25 W-0.75 inches
Owned Millard F. Morris
Owner Regiment 19th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery, Co. A
Provenance The drumsticks used by Millard F. Morris while he was the drummer of Co. A, 19th Battalion of Richmond, Va. He joined the army at the age of eleven years and served until the close of the war.

According to 1860 Census, there were two minor-aged Millard F. Morris' living in Virginia: one lived in Henrico County and was 9 years old, and the second lived in James City and was 7 years old. Either one may be the drummer boy referenced here, although it is believed to be the younger of the two (as his age at enlistment in October 1863 was 10 years, nine months, four days).
People Morris, Millard Fillmore
Search Terms Drummer Boys
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects boys
Military bands
Military musicians
Musical instruments
Percussion instruments