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This may possibly be the last from this event - well for now Wink I'm off to Silverstone on Friday (Renault World Series) for the weekend, hoping to get something a bit different! Anyway thanks for your support on this series.

Music has always been an important part of American society and it was no different during the Civil War. Military bands were called upon to play at recruitment rallies and their patriotic marching tunes were sometimes a great incentive to inspire young men to enlist. Each company in an infantry regiment had a musician who was usually a drummer. They were relied upon to play drum beats to call the soldiers into formation and for other events. Drums got the soldiers up in the morning, signaled them to report for morning roll call, sick call, and guard duty. Drummers also played at night to signal lights out or "taps". The most important use of drums was on the battlefield where they were used to communicate orders from the commanding officers and signal troop movement. Civil War drums were made of wood that had been cut into thin layers, steamed, and formed into a round shell. The outside of a Union drum was often painted and featured a large eagle displaying its wings with the stars and stripes flowing around it. Confederate drums were not quite as fancy, many just having a plain wood finish. The heads of the drum were made from calfskin and stretched tight by ropes.

Thanks for your time, as always your thoughts/comments are very welcome
Regards - Sarah J x

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Title:Call To War
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Uploaded:13 Sep 2010 - 1:56 PM
Tags:American civil war, Detling, Drum, Drummer, General, Kent, Military odyssey
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Another great image Sarah - This has been a lovely series !

Chris

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Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2010 - 2:11 PM

Yes Sarah, lovely series Smile

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Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 3:10 PM

Super image Sarah

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 3:12 PM

That drum has seen some use, super image. It's been a great series, i've enjoyed looking at your images. Have fun at Silverstone.
Barbara

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 4:03 PM

Excellent insight to drums, full of knowledge Sarah. As well as a photogenic eye. Ron.

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13 Sep 2010 - 4:04 PM

Great crop Sarah. Good image........Sandy

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
13 Sep 2010 - 4:34 PM

A well used drum there, super series, hope you have a great time at Silverstone. Look forward to the series to come from there

Nicky x

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13 Sep 2010 - 6:13 PM

Good detail Sarah, oh and enjoy the weekend vroom vroom oh no thats the other make LOL

LesF

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Paul_Forgham
13 Sep 2010 - 8:13 PM

Nicely done Sarah, I like the compo/crop and great colour tones too. Rgds Paul

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DiegoDesigns
13 Sep 2010 - 8:51 PM

Nicely detailed snippet Sarah, hope you had a good time at Silverstone... Dave

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dathersmith
dathersmith e2 Member 7550 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 10:09 PM

Another nice image Sarah, enjoy Silverstone and I'll look forward to your images.

Darren.

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2010 - 7:37 AM

Good morning and thanks eveyrone - appreciated Smile

Sarah x

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700  8 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2010 - 9:33 AM

Great crop and goo colours, very nice image indeed, enjoy your weekend away. lucky you. hope to see more photos.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2010 - 1:39 PM

Good details and tones in this Sarah, well worked.
Regards Richard

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2010 - 2:49 PM

Another super capture, Sarah, enjoyed this series...interesting write-up, too. Hope you have a great time at Silverstone, and get lots of good piccies!
TrevB Smile

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2010 - 6:32 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Sarah x

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15 Sep 2010 - 3:27 PM

Really like the composition and tones.

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PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2010 - 2:45 PM

Excellent composition.

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