Friday, June 06, 2008

Drummers of War.

The soldiers stood at ridged attention, as the battle line held, from off in the distant a faint signal could be heard. The soldiers ears first picked up a "low rumble," but as the sound rode the gentle waves of a breeze each soldier could make out the rhythm of a drum. At first the beat was a slow roll, but as the battle line inched forward.....that slow roll of a beat changed again.....and then as if by signal battle lines began to form first on the left.....and then in a short moment to the right. Then, as if all were given a command, the eyes of each soldier cast a glance towards the General, whom was astride a gentle, but mighty gray horse, and next to this impressive image of a General and his mighty stead, stood a small boy.....The General cast his eyes upon the small boy....and immediately the beating of the drum began as a slow roll.....then faster, and faster. As all of this was taking place the soldiers on the lines began to move around uneasily.....shifting....twitching.......and then as quick as the rhythm stopped! In that ear splitting "Yell" suppressed all else......and the mass of soldiers moved forward in great numbers. The battle began....for two hours battle sounds could be heard for miles....cannon shots, musket fire....and yes, even screams of the dying......and even if a soldier had the time to glance toward their General.....his mind and eyes would register that the small boy that was standing next to the General....his hands was moving.....but no sound was riding the waves to the soldiers ears. So.......without sound.....orders and battle direction to the fighting soldier....was lost....confusion, disarray, and general disorganization came quickly, but through the smoke, and haze of battle the soldiers seen their General atop his mighty stead waving his sword.....and all fell to the rear. Later that afternoon....resting from the soldier ambled around the camp inquiring about the "young boy drummer".....he happened upon a group of fellows soldiers....and was told the young boy drummer had fell during the third round of fire............ The soldier was deeply were all.............the boy being all of 14 yrs old.....young for any military encounter.....but still he was highly regarded as a "fighting were all that were left standing."

Note. The above story was first wrote by this author, however I felt it could be better so I give it to a very good friend of mine ( Bud Shortridge ) who was so kind to do its rewrite, thanks again Bud.

This story is not true but it happen over and over again in real life, so much so, that in 1789, the War Department was trying to get it changed. The drummers part was so dangerous that they were given additional pay. The War Department found too many men who were fit to be soldiers and too many boys hardly able to bear arms are put into the ranks, and the Commanding officers of Corps have not the power of remedying this evil without violating the engagement of the men enlisted as drummers or fifers. The department put a report to Congress that stated that: For the future no recruit should be engaged as drummer or fifer; the commanding officers of Corps should be authorized to employ such of their men on that duty from time to time as shall be most proper and that the additional pay to such who shall be so employed hereafter shall be appropriated to the repair of their drums and fifes. Also that the number of men employed on that duty in any Corps, shall not exceed the proportion allowed the respective Corps in the establishment.
Resolved, That in future no recruit shall be enlisted to serve as a drummer or fifer. When such are wanted, they shall be taken from the soldiers of the corps, in such numbers and of such description as the Commander in Chief or the commanding officer of a seperate army shall direct, and be returned back and others drawn out as often as the good of the service shall make necessary. That all drummers and fifers, after being supplied each with a good drum and fife, shall keep the same in repair by stoppages from his pay, in such manner as the commanding officer of the corps shall order. Little was to change for when the Civil War broke out. Boys way to young were being enlisted and too many men fit to be soldiers.

The intent of this page is to help you find out if that family story is true about your ancestor being a drummer in the war. I will cover all three Wars, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Civil War. There may not be a lot of information next to the name but if you see an ancestors name, you will at lest know some of the stories were true.

Note. If you have any questions or a comment you can leave one here or write to the following:

Note. This information comes from The Library of Congress and the official records of the great Rebellion which is housed at Ohio State university.

George Stam, was a drummer in the Revolutionary War in the Maryland line.

Note. In 1775, the Drummers pay was seven dollars and a third cent, per month.

Jonathan Brown, of the State of New York, served in the war of the Revolution as a drummer in a company of artillery.

Joshua Conkey, deceased, a drummer in the army of the Revolution, his wife was asking for his pension, no name was given for her.

Rosewell Woodworth, asking for a grant of the land, to which his father, Nathaniel Woodworth, deceased, was entitled, for his services, as a drummer in the British army in America, in the war between Great Britain and France, which commenced in the year 1755.

John P. Foulk, was a drummer in the revolutionary war, and was looking for a pension.

Lemuel Abbott, asking for payment of bounty claimed to be due his son, John J. Abbott, drummer in the Civil War, of company I, 16th regiment Vermont volunteers.

Samuel Stone, of Berkshire, in the county of Franklin, and State of Vermont, a drummer in the war of the Revolution, looking for a pension.

Edward I. Hanly, was a drummer in the civil was of, Company H, Ninth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps, looking for a pension.

Alice Usher, of the county of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, formerly widow of Stephen Phillips, deceased, a drummer in the war of the Revolution, looking for a pension.

A Bill.
March 29, 1844.

For the relief of Alice Usher.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to place the name of Alice Usher, of the county of Providence, and State of Rhode Island, on the pension roll; and that she be paid, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, for the term of five years, commencing on the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, the same rate of pension allowed by the act of July seven, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, to a drummer for twelve months’ service, and also the same rate of pension allowed by the same act to a drum major for six months’ service.

Thomas Gargins, a drummer in the civil war, of Company E, Eighth Indiana Volunteers, looking for a pension.

Note. In 1786, the pay of the drummer was reduced to 5, dollars per month.

Drummers of the Civil War.

The following is report of sick and wounded treated in the field hospitals during the month:
Remaining in hospital Admitted since February 28, 1865.
Officers. Enlisted men.
Here is part of that repost:

As a further preparation for anticipated active operations an application was made by the acting medical director to have the drummers and musicians of the command report at the commencement of the campaign to the surgeon in charge of the field hospital. It was acceded to. The surgeon in charge was directed to place them under command of the commissioned combatant officer attached to his hospital, who, with the assistance of two or three non-commissioned officers, was expected to keep up an efficient discipline among them, and when work of any description was to be performed by them to superintend its performance. During the campaign of 1864 although it was expected that during an engagement drummer boys and musicians would report to the hospital for duty, only a few of them did so, the majority straggling over the country and doing as they pleased, there being none to exercise any authority over them, to take notice of their absence and punish them for it; and the services of those that did report were of no value, since no one was specially intrusted with their direction. In fact they were looked upon rather as an incumbrance than as affording any assistance. those belonging to the First Division, however, were in a measure organized and disciplined, and were found to be useful in proportion as they were so, doing guard duty, and in time of need rendering very effective service as stretcher-carriers. This led to the application for the order at this time.

Asst. Surg., U. S. Army, Medical Inspector, Second Army Corps.

Drummer George Deverney, Company C, Fifth Wisconsin Volunteers, for distinguished services, April 2, 1865.

Note. On December 9, 1863, at Fort Jackson, two negro Drummer boys of the fourth regiment of Infantry, Corp. D’Afrique, were given punishment by Lieutenant Colonel Benedict. The punishment was a whipping with a rawhide or a cart whip.

Roy Robert, of the New York fifth regiment of volunteers company C., was at the seven days battles.


The act of July 4, 1864, section 5, and the act of March 3, 1864, section 18, make it an offense to enlist any minor under the age of sixteen years. It is recommended that this act be modified so far as to authorize a limited number, say 100, of boys, not under twelve years, as musicians, provided the consent of parent or guardian is previously obtained. Until the passage of the act referred to a detachment of boys was kept under instruction at each of the recruiting depots. They were not only carefully trained as young soldiers and musicians-i. e., drummers, fifers, and buglers-but were well taught in the common school branches at the post school. Many of these boys have turned out good scholars and excellent soldiers, reaching, as their age matured, to the grades of non-commissioned, and even of commissioner officers.


913. A recruiting party will consist generally of one lieutenant, one non-commissioned officer, two privates, and a drummer, and fiver. The parties will be sent from the principal depots, and none but suitable men selected.

Note. In the trial testimony of Captain Wirz, of Andersonville Prison. It was stated that he had helped fifty drummer boys get paroled so they would escape the horrors of the stockade.

Awarded medal of honor, approved July 12, 1862

William Megee, Drummer of company C., December, for bravery in action.

R. Taylor sent a report to HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST LOUISIANA, In the Field, near Alexandria, May 7, 1864.

This part of that report.

On several occasions we have forced the enemy from strong position by sending drummers to beat calls, lighting camp-fires, blowing bugles, and rolling empty wagons over fence rails. If we force the enemy from Bayou Robert to-night I will move Polignac at once to Marksville.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 27, 1863.
Battle before Chattanooga.
79 & 86, Indiana Volunteers.
Among the enlisted men, who all displayed such daring, it is hard to make a distinction. John W. Hartpence, a drummer, of Company C, who went into the ranks and fought well.

Charleston, July 25, 1863.-6.15 p. m.
At 2 p. m. a shell from enemy's batteries struck the fort, and a continuous fire upon us was kept up till dark. One shot struck cotton-bale defenses of parapet and set it afire. Drummer-boy [John] Graham, Company E, severally wounded.

July 6, 1863.

I have no casualties to report, and but one man missing-John Tennis- drummer of Company E, Thirty-fifth Illinois, left with the train at Manchester, and has not been heard from since.

The death of a drummer boy.
Action at Baxter Springs Kansas.

Part of a report by, B. S. HENNING,
Major Third Wisconsin Cavalry.

I returned to the brow of the hill in the direction of the first attack, and plainly saw the enemy engaged in sacking the wagons, and while there saw the band brutally murdered. At the time of the attack the band-wagon, containing 14 members of the brigade band, James O'Neal, special artist for Frank Leslie's pictorial newspaper, one young lad twelve years old (servant of the leader of the band), Henry Pellage, of Madison, Wis., and the driver, had undertaken to escape in a direction a little to the south of west, and made about half a mile when one of the wheels of the wagon ran off, and the wagon stopped on the brow of the hill in plain sight of where I stood. As the direction of the wagon was different from that in which most of the troops fled, it had not attracted such speedy attention, and the enemy had just got to it as I returned, giving me an opportunity to see every member of the band, Mr. O'Neal, the boy, and the driver shot, and their bodies thrown in or under the wagon and it fired, so that when we went to them, all were more or less burned and [the wagon] almost entirely consumed. The drummer-boy, a very interesting and intelligent lad, was shot and thrown under the wagon, and when the fire reached his clothes it must have brought returned consciousness, as he had crawled a distance of 30 yards, marking the course by bits of burning clothes and scorched grass, and was found dead with all his clothes burned off except the portion between his back and the ground as he lay upon his back.

Part of a report of W. H. RAYNOR, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Fifty-sixth Ohio Regiment.
I answered this note in effect that our orders were to "return to Memphis as soon as the bridge was completed or as soon as General Sherman's division came up," and that I was now acting in obedience to that order and preparing to return. An orderly soon cam down with the information that the Fifty-second Indiana were coming to guard the bridge. After reaching the neighborhood of Colliersville and on down until this side of Germantown the enemy were hovering all around us, but our dispositions for defense probably deterred them from making an attack. Lewis H. Hamilton, acting hospital steward, and George Lowry, drummer, Company K, straggling to the front against positive orders, were captured by the enemy.

Part of a Report of D. D. T. COWEN, Lieut. Col., Comdg. Fifty-second Regiment Ohio Vol. Infantry

Sergeant Rudolph, of Company H, was conspicuous among others of the regiment in assisting at the battery. At 10 a. m. the Second Missouri Regiment charged past the right of our line of skirmishers upon a force of rebel infantry, and Private Samuel J. Marsh, of Company A, joined them in the pursuit. Charley Common, a little drummer-boy, having lost his drum, took a musket and fought manfully in the line.

FAIR OAKS STATION, VA. June 2, 1862.
Part of a report of Report of Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Kelly, Eighty-eighth New York Infantry.

Nor should I forget to mention a drummer-boy named George Funk, who acted most heroically during the engagement, and who followed closely on the track of the retreating rebels, bringing in a prisoner, whom he delivered to General Sumner.

These men also made the sound of the drum. As there were too many names I will list their names and county only. I will give a example of the kind information you may receive. Some of the information may be more or less then that given in the example. you can receive your information by writing to the above address.


Thomas Eustis, of Maine, county of Oxford, was a drummer in the third regiment of Artillery. His allowance was $48, dollars per year and had received $240, dollars. He was placed on the rolls on February 17, 1817, commencement of his pension was on February 17, 1815, the ending of his pension was on February 17, 1820. He died in 1813, leaving the heirs of; Minerva, Hannah, Mary, Cyprus, Soton, Thomas and John C. Eustis.

Drummers of the State Of Maine.

1. Moses Wing-Invalid pension roll.
2. John Martin-County of Cumberland.
3. Parley Haynes-County of Hancock.
4. Isaac Dyer,1st.-County of Lincoln.
5. Josiah Wallace-County of Washington.
6. John S. Cram-County of York.
7. Samuel Pease-County of York.
8. Thomas Warden- County of York.
9. Zebulon Davis-County of Cumberland.
10. Elijah Kellogg-County of Cumberland.
11. John Wasson-County of Hancock.
12. Isaac Beales-County of Kennebee.
13. James Campbell-County of Kennebee.
14. John Davis-County of Kennebee.
15. Real Stanley-County of Kennebee.
16. Samuel Ames-County of Oxford.
17. John Church-County of Somerset.
18. Samuel Fogg- County of Somerset.
19. Robert Benson-County of York.
20. James Bozzell-County of York.

Drummers of the State of New Hampshire.

1. Jeremiah Abbott-County Cheshire.
2. James Peters-Same.
3. William Alexander-County of Grafton.
4. James Bachelder-Same.
5. Jonathan Bachelder-Same.
6. William Burleigh-Same.
7. Benjamin Bean-Same.
8. Jacob Briggs-Same.
9. Joshua Bedel-Same.
10. William Bond-Same.
11. Michael Barstow-Same.
12. Jacob Bixby-Same.
13. William Moreland-County of Hillsborough.
14. William Greenough-County of Grafton.
15. Robert Martin-Same.
16. Edmund Perkins-County of Merrimack.
17. Simon Leavitt-County of Rockingham.
18. Samuel Steele-County of Sullivan.

Drummers of the State of Massachusetts.

1. John Taylor-County of Barnstable.
2. James Peters-County of Berkshire.
3. John Eells-Same.
4. Elnathan Gregory-Same.
5. Simeon Goff-Same.
6. Josiah Hill-Same.
7. Stephen Kellogg-Same.
8. John Snell-County of Bristol.
9. Nathaniel Stone-Same.
10. Joshua Smith-Same.
11. Moses Wing-County of Essex.
12. Richard Frost-Same.
13. Ebenezer Brown-Same.
14. Nathaniel L. Chase-Same.
15. Edward Fobes or Forbes-County of Franklin.
16. Benjamin Shumway-Same.
17. Charles Simpson-Same.
18. Amos Wood-Same.
19. Elihu Spelham-County of Hampden.
20. Joseph Brumstead-Same.
21. Joseph Bulland-Same.
22. Jacob Bliss-Same.
23. Timothy Alvord-County of Hampshire.
24. Gaius Pomroy-Same.
25. Simeon Baker-Same.
26. Samuel Thompson,1st.-Same.
27. Shubael Wilder-Same.
28. Abraham Weston-Same.
29. Nehemiah Eastabrook-County of Middlesex.
30. John Ferrie-Same.
31. Samuel Searle-Same.
32. Henry Turner-Same.
33. James Dalrymple-Same.
34. Joseph Eaton-Same.
35. David Fiske-Same
36. William Freeland-Same.
37. Robinson Lakin-Same.
38. John Spaulding-Same.
39. Peter Wheeler-Same.
40. Jonaihan Fales-County of Norfolk.
41. Josiah Draper-Same.
42. Zenas French-Same.
43. John Gregory-County of Plymouth.
44. Peter Hearsey-Same.
45. Zenas Bryant-Same.
46. Levi Burr-Same.
47. Lsrael Eaton-Same.
48. Elisha Freeman-Same.
49. Ezekiel Hersey-Same.
50. Bildad Washburn-Same.
51. Joshua Hardy-County of Suffolk.
52. John Chase-County of Worcester.
53. Oliver Harris-Same.
54. Daniel Sibley-Same.

Drummers of the State of Rhode Island.

1. Nelson Miller-County of Bristol.
2. Remington Arnold-County of Kent.
3. John Carpenter-Same.
4. Joseph Pratt-County of Newport.
5. William Albert-Same.
6. Benjamin Lawton-Same.
7. John Stranger-County of Providence.
8. Nathan B. Leonard-Same.
9. Elias D. Trafton-Same.
10. Nathaniel Hall Jr.-County of Washington.

Drummers of the State of Connecticut.

1. Daniel Bennett-County of Fairfield.
2. Joel Potter-County of Litchfield.
3. William Russell-Same.
4. Hamet Achmet-County of Middlesex.
5. Jesse Graham-Same.
6. John Durand-County of New Haven.
7. Luther Fitch-Same.
8. Rufus Holdridge-County of New London.
9. Abraham Waid-Same.
10. Charles Jeffery-Same.
11. Daniel Pierce-County of Tolland.
12. Jabez Bronson-Same.
13. Boswell Clark-Same.
14. Ebenezer Hutchinson-Same.
15. Elijah Brter-Hartford.
16. Joseph Stillman-Same.
17. Francis Clark-County Of Windham.
18. Nathaniel F. Martin-Same.
19. Joseph Copp-Page 159.

Drummers of the State of Vermont.

1. Solomon Kellogg-County of Addison.
2. David Perrigo-County of Franklin.
3. Thomas Page-Same.
4. Samuel Todd-Same.
5. Gideon W. Moody-County of Rutland.
6. Samuel Newton-Same.
7. Aaron Smith-Same.
8. Isaac Southworth-Same.
9. Eleazer Cobleigh-County of Windham.
10. Samuel Bennett-Same.
11. Joel Knight-Same.
12. John Matson-County of Orange
13. Elon Lee-County of Chitlenden.
14. David Hibband-County of Essex.
15. Jason Banister-County of Windsor.
16. Noah Crocker-Same.
17. Stephen Dyer-Same.
18. John Giddings-Same.
19. Prince Haskell-Same.
20. Anthony N. Rollins-Province of Lower Canada, Page-157.

Drummers of the State of New York.

1. Hugh McGee-County of Alleghany.
2. John Welch-County of Cayuga.
3. Isaac Steblins-County of Madison.
4. William Fulkerson-County of New York.
5. Thomas Smith-Same.
6. Stephen Hurbut-County of Seneca.
7. Isaac Bramin-County of Steuben.
8. John Ward,3rd,-County of Cayuga.
9. Barnabas Wellman-County of Chautauque.
10. John Akeley-County of Chenango.
11. John Blanchard-County of Cortlandt.
12. Alexander Merony-Same.
13. March Farrington- County of Delaware.
14. Prince George-County of Dutchess.
15. Abel Gunn-Same.
16. Jeremiah Allen-County of Jefferson.
17. Francis Buck-County of Monroe.
18. Henry Hill-County of Montgomery.
19. John Kennelly-Same.
20. William Chevers-County of New York.
21. Joseph Copp-Same.
22. John Ross-Same.
23. Timothy Woodward-County of Niagara.
24. Samuel Benham-County of Ontario.
25. Samuel Horton-Ontario.
26. Samuel Knceland or Kneeland-Same.
27. David Smith,2nd,-Same.
28. John James-County of Orange.
29. Jacob Wood,2nd, Same.
30. William Whitehead-Same.
31. William King-County of Otsego.
32. Isaac Morrell-County of Queen’s.
33. Timothy Whitemore-County of Rensselaer.
34. John Vaughan-County Ontario.
35. John Keader alias John Carter-County of Schenectady.
36. Andrew Harris-County of Steuben.
37. Nathaniel Blanchard-County of Tioga.
38. Simeon Barker-County of Washington.
39. Richard J. Parker-Same.
40. William Ball-County of Albany.
41. Jacob Suter or Snter-Same.
42. Reuben Moore-County of Alleghany.
43. William W. Dean-County of Cayuga.
44. William Huffman-Same.
45. Geshom Clark-County of Chenango.
46. Gershom Salmon-County of Columbia.
47. Ely M’Intire-County of Delaware.
48. Isaac Sabins-County of Erie.
49. Edmund Beach-County of Genesee.
50. Martin Terry-Same.
51. Samuel Wood-County Of Jefferson.
52. Benjamin Wheeler-County of Madison.
53. Ashbel Cornwell-County of Montgomery.
54. Simeon Robinson-County of Oneida.
55. Thomas Wood-Same.
56. John Van Anker-County of Ontario.
57. James Sidway-County of Orange.
58. Ebenezer Houghton-County of Otsego.
59. Asahel Packer-Same.
60. Levi Redfield-Same.
61. Gilbert Worden-County of Rensselaer.
62. Joseph Gilbert-County of Saratoga.
63. David Fox-County of Schoharie.
64. James Darrow-County of Tioga
65. John Van Campen-County Tompkins.
66. Samuel Polley-County of Yates.
67. Joseph Copp-Page 468.
68. Stephen Hayt-Page 471.

Drummers of the State of New Jersey.

1. James Kirkpatrick-County of Hunterdon.
2. John Roberts,2nd, -County of Monmouth.
3. Henry Myer-County of Somerset.
4. Ichabod Cleveland-County Bergen.
5. Benjamin Crane-County of Essex.
6. Jonathan H. Osborn-Same.
7. Henry Snell-County of Gloucester.
8. William Campbell-County of Monmouth.
9. Henry Walker-County of Morris.
10. Mindart Vanarsdalcn or Vanarsdalen-County of Somerset.

Drummers of the State of Pennsylvania.

1. Daniel St. Clair-County of Northampton.
2. John Harris-Page-45.
3. Thomas Jennings-Page-46.
4. Robert Letford-Page-46.
5. William Scott-Page-50.
6. William Max-County of Berks.
7. Andrew Garden-County of Chester.
8. James Holmes-County of Cumberland.
9. Peter Betz-County of Dauphin.
10. John Geyer or Gier-County of Franklin.
11. John Hutchinson-County of Huntingdon.
12. David Herbauga-County of Montgomery.
13. Dennis Dunning-County of Philadelphia.
14. Samuel Cole-County of Cambria.
15. Frederick Keeper-County of Dauphia.
16. James Clendennin-County of Lancaster.
17. Abraham Doobler-County of Lebanon.
18. John A. Ready-County of Lehigh.
19. James Jones-County of Luzerne.
20. Edward Huxworth-County of Montgomery.
21. Conrad Hipple-Same.
22. John L. Greiger-County of Northampton.
23. John George Hummels-County of Northumberland.
24. Davis Denike-County of Philadelphia.
25. Conrad Hite-County of Somerset.
26. Reuben Beebee-County of Susquehannah.
27. David. Lukre-County of Westmoreland.

Drummers of the State of Maryland.

1. Daniel Wills-Page-23.
2. Moses McKinsey-County of Alleghany.
3. Isaac Holland-County of Ann Arundel.
4. Michael Smith-County of Baltimore.

Drummers of the State of Virginia.

1. Robert Hart-Page-6.
2. Hezekiah Carr-County of Chesterfield.
3. Samuel Johnson-County of Essex.
4. Curtis Bull-County of Accomack.
5. Nimrod Perkins-Same.
6. William Harrison-County of Buckingham.
7. John Davis-County of Harrison.
8. John Thomason-County of Louisa.

Drummers of the State of North Carolina.

1. Richard Morgan-County of Richmond.

Drummers of the State of South Carolina.

1. Philip Martin Frey-County of Richland.

Drummers of the State of George.

Note. There were no drummers on the pensioners list for Georgia.

Drummers of the State of Kentucky.

1. Christopher McCraw-County of Fayette.
2. James Murphy-County of Nelson.
3. Richard Grovesnor-County of Nicholas.
4. John Edwards-County of Preble.
5. James Girdler-Same.
6. William Hansford-Same.
7. William Heath-Same.
8. James Lee-Same.
9. John Perry-Same.
10. James Rainey-Same.
11. Michael Reagan-Same.
12. Thomas Seaton-Same.
13. Robert Sayers-Same.
14. Michael Young.-Same.
15. Zacharias Holladay-County of Adair.
16. Andrew M’Ginnis-County of Barren.
17. Simeon Justice-County of Floyd.
18. Jeremiah J. Dogan-County of Henry.
19. William Cockrum-County of Hickman.
20. Moses Martin-County of Pulaski.

Drummers of the State of Tennessee.

1. William Cross-County of Anderson.
2. Manoah Dyer-County of Campbell.
3. Joseph Yader-County of Grainger.
4. George Blackmore-County of Lincoln.
5. John Bowers-County of Montgomery.

Drummers of the State of Ohio.

1. Roswell Cook-County of Franklin.
2. William Darby-County of Jackson.
3. John Bowers-County of Montgomery.
4. Richard Draught-County of Wayne.
5. Samuel Pickerill-County of Brown.
6. Ebenezer Hickox-County of Portage.
7. James McMullen-County of Ross.

Drummers of the State of Louisiana.

Note. There are no Drummers on the pensioners list for Louisiana.

Drummers of the State of Mississippi.

Note. There are no Drummers on the pensioners list for Mississippi.

Drummers of the State of Illinois.

Note. There are no Drummers on the pensioners list for Illinois.

Drummers of the State of Missouri.

Note. There are no Drummers on the pensioners list for Missouri.

Drummers of the State of Alabama.

1. Ezekiel Craft-County of Madison.

Drummers of the State of Michigan.

Note. There are no Drummers on the pensioners list for Michigan.

Drummers of the State of Arkansas.

Note. There are no Drummers on the pensioners list for Arkansas.

Drummers of the State of Florida.

Note. There are no Drummers on the pensioners list for Florida.

Drummers of the District of Columbia.

Note. There are no Drummers on the pensioners list for the District of Columbia.


Unknown said...

Hi My 5th Great Grandfather was a Drummer in the Rev.War in Virginia but I didn't see his name on you list I have found a record where he was paid. How did you get your information on who was in? His name was Moses Holland and this is the record I found:
Virginia Military Records
Appendix: State-Wide and Miscellaneous Records

Dennis Segelquist said...

If you where to read my introduction again it says where the info came for the page. As to Moses Holland I found no record of him, I have about 15, index's for Virginia and found no pension or pension applications for him, and no War bounty or land warrants for him.