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1st Minnesota Civil War drum
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.
Content Category: artifacts
15.5 inches height
58 inches circumference
19 inches width
Made by: Thompkins, W. R.
Issued by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Made in: Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, United States
Given by: Rice, Henry Mower
Received by: Hoffman, Peter
Given by: Gorman, Willis Arnold
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used in: Alexandria, Independent City, Virginia, United States
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
Music. Instruments. Percussion Instruments
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1862 (Civil War)
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Transfer from Minnesota Adjutant General's Office.
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
67.74.6.A-C (Accession Number)