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Object Name DRUM
Catalog Number 0985.03.00025
Date ca. 1840
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
Provenance 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)
People Tinley, William W.
Subjects Drums
Military bands
Musical instruments
Percussion instruments