CIVIL WAR DRUM BELONGING TO ISAAC N. WATSON, 1ST REGT., OHIO HEAVY ARTILLERY
CIVIL WAR DRUM BELONGING TO ISAAC N. WATSON, 1ST REGT., OHIO HEAVY ARTILLERY, 17" wide x 12" height. A regulation Civil War contract drum with painted patriotic eagle and inscription E. Pluribus Unum on body. Interior of drum is void of a maker's label. Lot also includes a sixth plate tintype photograph of Watson in uniform, his discharge papers dated July 25, 1865, his hard tack, and 5 photographs of Watson and his family in their later years.
The drum's owner, Isaac Newton Webb was born in 1846 and served with the 1st Regiment Ohio Heavy Artillery joining Company I in June 1863 as a private. The regiment had been organized at Portsmouth, Ohio as the 117th OVI in September 1862. Young Watson served for the duration, mustering out at Knoxville, Tennessee in July 1865. The individual companies of the regiments served at various points along the lines of communications as railroad guards in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, seeing occasional action. (EST $3000-$5000)
Auction: 2009, Firearms and Militaria, Nov 4 & 5
Lot # 148