Civil War Bass Drum Beater
eBayer oldgloryb ( 1290) offers this beautiful bass drum beater as eBay item no. 290354219182 with a "Buy-It-Now" price of $100 and described as:
Civil War Bass drum beater stick. Measures 15 inches in length. This is an original period item in EXCELLENT condition. Drum beaters were used by regimental musicians and as single sticks. Several illustrations of these sticks are shown in Mark Elrod's book on Civil War Musical Instruments. ["A Pictorial History of Civil War Era Musical Instruments & Military Bands" by Robert Garofalo & Mark Elrod.