|Description||Field drum; wooden shell with painted U.S. eagle and shield on a blue background; tension ropes and leather slides; top head is split; label reads, "Klemm & Brothers, Piano Forte and Music Warehouse, no. 287 Market Street, Importers of Musical Instruments and Music Publishers, Philadelphia."|
|Dimensions||H-16.5 Dia-16.5 inches|
|Owned||William W. Tinley|
|Owner Regiment||48th Georgia Infantry, Co. I|
|Made||Klemm and Brothers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
This drum was bought twenty years before the American Civil War by a member of the Tinley family, Richmond County, Georgia. The drum was owned during the war by William W. Tinley (born 1845), Co. I, 48th Georgia Infantry. He was wounded in action during Pickett's retreat at Gettysburg.
A drum that was used at the beginning of the war for mustering in volunteers from Richmond County, Georgia, for the Confederate Army. Owned by the Tinley family. (accession ledger)
Tinley, William W.