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Revolutionary War Drummers/Fifers
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Little Bo Peep
Description: Often dismissed as a minor function, the Regimental or Company drummer was a key and critical member of his unit. During the American Revolution, the drum served the same purpose as does the bugle today. It was the regimental drummer that transmitted the orders by means of his drum. Numerous drum calls existed. An officer could summon his officers, sergeants, or the entire Regiment just by having his drummer sound the appropriate drum beat. During battle, the sound of the drums actually communicated between different units engaged. A drum beat could order a withdrawal or an attack, it could speed the men up, or slow them down. It was most important.
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Bathurst, Lawrence 57138308
b. Aug. 22, 1757 d. Feb. 17, 1845
Old Curtin Cemetery
Curtin
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Cole, Pvt Samuel 74060062
b. unknown d. Jul. 3, 1778
Wyoming Massacre Memorial
Wyoming
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Futrell, Nathan 10445883
b. Sep. 10, 1773 d. Aug. 31, 1829
Nathan Futrell Cemetery
Trigg County
Kentucky, USA
George, Sgt John 12089
b. Nov. 11, 1759 d. Nov. 28, 1847
Round Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Hipple, Conrad 20833136
b. 1760 d. Jun., 1838
Saint John Episcopal Chur...
Norristown
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Landon, Rufus 54764015
b. Feb. 4, 1759 d. Jan. 17, 1848
Grassy Hill Cemetery
Falls Village
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
St. Clair, Daniel 50699856
b. Mar. 17, 1759 d. Feb. 28, 1835
Fishers Ferry Cemetery
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Stamm, George 76308743
b. unknown d. 1909
Dayton Memorial Park
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Steele, Maj Robert 29617526
b. 1760 d. Jun. 29, 1833
Westwood Cemetery
Westwood
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Van Horn, Isaiah 7718861
b. Oct. 2, 1760 d. Aug. 6, 1844
Gilgal Cemetery
Marion Center
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
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