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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2019 11:42 a.m. PST

… Drum Up for Auction.

"ON JAN. 8, 1815, a teenage slave named Jordan Bankston Noble beat the call to arms and stood shoulder to shoulder with U.S. troops determined to drive back the British army during the Battle of New Orleans.

Despite his age, Noble, just 14 years old, already had plenty of experience as a drummer in the War of 1812 under Major General Andrew Jackson's 7th Regiment Louisiana Volunteer Infantry; his skills had played a crucial role in a December 1814 surprise attack against the British.

More than 180 years later, Noble's personally owned circa 1830 snare drum, which he used to keep soldiers marching in step during Second Seminole War of 1836, and two additional wars, and a prized Battle of New Orleans presentation banner, come to auction May 4 in Heritage Auctions' Americana & Political Auction in Dallas and on HA.com…"
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Major General Stanley21 Dec 2019 1:47 p.m. PST

apparently not coming up for auction. It was already sold for $15 USDk. Its a very interesting story though.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2019 2:34 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)

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