1st Minnesota Civil War drum

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Titles 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)
Materials wood
Creation 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
Subjects 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
Dates Creation: 1861
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1862 (Civil War)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Transfer from Minnesota Adjutant General's Office.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 67.74.6.A-C (Accession Number)

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