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A drum from the American Civil War decorated with a painted eagle. The drum bears a silver plaque that reads: "Presented to James W. Sank, by the officers and men of Camp A Purnell Legion Md. Vols. May 1863." Sank had been a union drummer boy; he survived the war and returned to Baltimore to serve as a lettercarrier. On the interior of the drum, a label reads, "From the Union Manufacturing Co. 98 W. Baltimore Street, Corner of Holiday, Baltimore, Maryland Drums of all sizes from $1 to $50."



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Gift of Mrs. Ethel Flannagan

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