Tintype of a Union drummer boy


The name of the Union drummer who posed for this tintype has been lost, but a story recorded in the Smithsonian accession file states that he was one of two teenage brothers who served as drummers at Gettysburg.

Location: Currently not on view

Related Event: Civil War


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.0192.01Accession Number: 2009.0192Catalog Number: 2009.0192.01

Object Name: tintype

Physical Description: copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-f360-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1369957

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