Friday, April 25, 2014

Drum lost in battle has a new home

(Washington County Historical Society)

The journeys of a drum used during the Civil War make for a compelling story. A Georgia drummer boy set it down during fierce fighting at Cold Harbor, Va., to use a gun and lost the instrument. Fifty years later, he read a newspaper letter from a New York resident offering to sell it to the original owner. It later survived a library fire. The drum now has a new home in Sandersville, Ga. • Article and video

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