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Call To War

By Sezz    
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

Tags: Detling General Kent Drum Drummer American civil war Military odyssey

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Comments


13 Sep 2010 2:04PM
Another great image Sarah - This has been a lovely series !

Chris

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Moj_o 8 10 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2010 2:11PM
Yes Sarah, lovely series Smile

Betty
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
13 Sep 2010 3:10PM
Super image Sarah

Stace
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2010 3:12PM
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
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
13 Sep 2010 4:03PM
Excellent insight to drums, full of knowledge Sarah. As well as a photogenic eye. Ron.
13 Sep 2010 4:04PM
Great crop Sarah. Good image........Sandy
nickyv32 9 135 England
13 Sep 2010 4:34PM
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
LesF 9 182 9
13 Sep 2010 6:13PM
Good detail Sarah, oh and enjoy the weekend vroom vroom oh no thats the other make LOL

LesF
13 Sep 2010 8:13PM
Nicely done Sarah, I like the compo/crop and great colour tones too. Rgds Paul
DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2010 8:51PM
Nicely detailed snippet Sarah, hope you had a good time at Silverstone... Dave
dathersmith Plus
9 550 12 England
13 Sep 2010 10:09PM
Another nice image Sarah, enjoy Silverstone and I'll look forward to your images.

Darren.
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
14 Sep 2010 7:37AM
Good morning and thanks eveyrone - appreciated Smile

Sarah x
700 10 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2010 9:33AM
Great crop and goo colours, very nice image indeed, enjoy your weekend away. lucky you. hope to see more photos.
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
14 Sep 2010 1:39PM
Good details and tones in this Sarah, well worked.
Regards Richard
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
14 Sep 2010 2:49PM
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
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
14 Sep 2010 6:32PM
Thanks everyone Smile

Sarah x
15 Sep 2010 3:27PM
Really like the composition and tones.
PeelNStick 12 4 United States
25 Sep 2010 2:45PM
Excellent composition.

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