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Original Civil War Drumstick (SOLD)

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This is another great piece being offered, it is an original Civil War drumstick. It is made of a hardwood, probably maple or oak, and measures 17” long, typical of the period. There are some slight line carvings on the wood.

During the Civil War, music played a prominent role on both sides of the conflict: Union and Confederate. On the battlefield, different instruments, including bugles, drums, and fifes, were played to issue marching orders or sometimes simply to boost the morale.

In camp, music was a diversion away from the bloodshed, helping the soldiers deal with homesickness and boredom. Soldiers of both sides often engaged in recreation with musical instruments, and when the opposing armies were near each other, sometimes the bands from both sides of the conflict played against each other on the night before a battle.

This drumstick is in very nice condition and shows the typical signs of being used. There is also a very slight curve, probably because of use and age. I have a very similar drumstick in my personal collection which came out of the Jennie Wade and Soldier’s Museum in Gettysburg. This would be a great piece for any Civil War collection.

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