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Snare drum

Object Number: 
1944.120a
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, hide, rope, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 17 in. ( 34.3 x 43.2 cm )
Marks: 
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."
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Louise I. Corell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group