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Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Corp of Drums

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  • BritcomHMP@aol.com
    In a message dated 7/24/2002 10:45:53 PM Central Daylight Time, ... Actually not quite. Drummers (and fifers) were carried on the regimental strength because
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      In a message dated 7/24/2002 10:45:53 PM Central Daylight Time,
      steenkinbadges@... writes:


      > The operative term for regimental musician was "drummer", whether
      > they played the fife, drum or bugle. I suppose it was easier for the
      > clerks in Halifax or London if everybody playing music was a
      > "drummer", at least on paper.
      >
      >

      Actually not quite. Drummers (and fifers) were carried on the regimental
      strength because they were soldiers, musicians on the other hand were
      civilian hires and played instruments other than fifes and drums.

      Cheers

      Tim


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