Saturday, May 31, 2008

Regimental Drum from the Winfield Scott Volunteers, Co. K

Information from Cowan's Auction Website:

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium: $805.00
Auction: 2006, Firearms and Early Militaria Auction, Dec 7

235. REGIMENTAL DRUM FROM THE WINFIELD SCOTT VOLUNTEERS, CO. K, brown painted wood body, intricate painted geometric configuration at keyhole. Twelve brown leather tension braces (ears) encompassing the drum. Black painted lettering on the drum reads 1st Regt. Vet. Vol. Co. K. Top and bottom wood rims are painted chocolate brown. Bottom of drum with ten burgundy snare cords traversing the snare head.

The 1st Regt. Vet. Vol. Co. K was part of Hancock's Veteran's Corps. Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886) commanded the 1st Veteran Volunteer Corps from November 27, 1864 - February 27, 1865. The unit was to be composed of 50,000 men. In 1864 the United States government offered a special bounty to veterans who would enlist in General Winfield Scott Hancock's Veteran Corps.

Two leather tension braces severed in half. The heads, rims, ropes and tensioners are all late 19th century replacements. Snare drum head is attached with clear tape 180o around rim. Drum's exterior wood is scuffed and has light dirt build-up.

(EST $1000-$1500)
Price Realized: $805.00
Price includes buyer's premium.


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Cincinnati, OH United States 45232
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