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The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, AKA: Allentown, PA show
May 11 & 12, 2013
Item #: PRK301
GREATEST HISTORY-Drum Sticks presented to Jesse Mills - Original newspaper article of presentation & docs.
Manufd: Newbern, NC
Maker: 13th Brooklyn - 51st NY
Size: 2 sets
GREATEST HISTORY--2 sets of Drum Sticks presented to Jesse Mills With original CDV,
Original newspaper article of presentation & Lots of documents.
These two musicians were the only musicians to respond to lead the company in their charge at Newbern. Jesse Mills, a young drummer boy and John Sully the Fife-Major.
Article from Newbern Progress June 14, 1862
Camp Potter …in Co. G. 51st Regt N.Y.S.M. … to Jesse Mills, Drummer - 2 sets of drum sticks one very handsomely mounted (silver) bearing the name of the recipient and that of the donors.
The 13th Brooklyn, NYSM.. They were presented by Co. B 13th Regt. As a token of their appreciation of the gallantry of these two young men in furnishing the only music in the whole division in the march to meet the enemy at Newbern.
The silver caps on both presentation sticks Read: To / Jesse Mills / from / Co. B 13th Reg't. N.Y.S.M.
The second set of sticks show their battle use and have a cool field repair of twisted twine.