This drum measures 16.5" x 14.4" and has a maple shell and hoops. The tack patter on the drum 18 tacks (one missing) in a circle surrounding the vent hole with 8 tack diamonds above and below connected by one tack each. The tack pattern on the left has 16 tacks with the lowest tack in the design missing. There are also three sets of two tacks on either side of the circle and diamond design. Writing on top and bottom heads. top head signed by several people, bottom head is history of the drum including Civil War use.
Photos by Haley Armstead