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1st Minnesota Civil War drum
Description 1st Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum. The painted wooden drum was made by W. R. Thompkins in Yonkers, New York. This drum was presented to musician Peter Hoffman in Alexandria, Virginia on July 15, 1861 by Henry Mower Rice and the Regiment's commanding officer, Colonel Gorman. Peter Hoffman was mustered into the 1st Minnesota Regiment on May 31, 1861, as a musician first class. Hoffman served at the First Battle of Bull Run, Edwards Ferry, Fair Oaks, and the Seven Days Battles. The regiment's band was dismissed on August 31, 1861, but Hoffman stayed on, serving with the regiment until he was discharged at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, on August 8, 1862.
Quantity 1 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 15.5 inches height
58 inches circumference
19 inches width
Nomenclature Drum (membranophone)
Creation Made by: Thompkins, W. R.
Issued by: United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Made in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, United States
Subjects Given by: Rice, Henry Mower
Received by: Hoffman, Peter
Given by: Gorman, Willis Arnold
Made in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, United States
Used in Minnesota, United States
Used in Alexandria, Independent City, Virginia, United States
Used during Civil War
Music. Instruments. Percussion Instruments
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: 1861
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1862

Credit Line Transfer from Minnesota Adjutant General's Office
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 67.74.6.A-C