Wood, hide, rope, paint
Overall: 13 1/2 x 17 in. ( 34.3 x 43.2 cm )
painted: on side of cylinder: "UNION / AND / LIBERTY" (on banner) and "5" (inside circle to left of eagle) handwritten in ink: on bottom: "Philip Corell / Co. F. 5. Regt U.S. Vet. Vols. / 2nd BRIG. 1st DIV. 1st A. C. / Washington / D. C."
Double-headed tubular drum with red painted wooden cylinder and drumheads made of animal hide; black painted wooden rims pierced with holes for rope lacing; eagle with outstretched wings and banner inscribed "UNION AND LIBERTY" above shield and cannon(?) within oval border of fourteen stars painted on one side of cylinder.
According to the accession records, this drum was used during the Civil War by Philip Corell (1847-1935), the donor's father. Corell enlisted in the 99th New York Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and later re-enlisted in Hancock's Veteran Corps. He was mustered out in 1866.
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Gift of Miss Louise I. Corell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.