Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jacob Stewart (Pittsfield) 1862 Field Drum

22nd Regiment, Company F, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry field drum attributed to Private Frederick J. Colvin.

eBay no. 110312392346, offered by mohawk-arms-inc( 991) is described as:

Named Connecticut Regiment Civil War drum. 12 5/8” high with original red painted hoops and most of the leather tabs on the rope ties. 16 5/8” diameter with the original stabilizing cords and adjusting device. Top skins split, but does not affect the large black script “F. J. Colvin. Co. F. 22nd Regt. C.V.” over an American shield and “Hazardville”. Bottom skin is intact. The body of the drum shows expected signs of age, but has most of the original finish and has an ivory ring around the side hole. Inside of drum has a full maker’s label “JACOB STEWART – MANUFACTURER OF – Military and Toy Drums…WATER STREET – PITTSFIELD, MASS.” and penciled “1861”. (Stewart is a documented maker of Civil War drums). Also with a pair of period drumsticks, a cloth shoulder belt and research materials which include copies of Colvin’s Muster Roll records and the State of Connecticut Vital and Headstone Records relating to him. (Frederick J. Colvin joined/enrolled in the 22nd Connecticut Volunteers on 25 August 1862. The Muster Rolls list him as a Private for the period between 20 Sept. 1862 and 7 July 1863. These same dates correspond to the mustering in and out of service of the 22nd Regiment. Colvin took part in the Defense of Washington, the Dec. 20-30 1862 expedition to intercept Stuart’s Cavalry, Siege of Suffolk and other actions.) Condition II

Estimate: US $2,750.00 - US $5,000.00

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