Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Corp of Drums
- In a message dated 7/24/2002 10:45:53 PM Central Daylight Time,
> The operative term for regimental musician was "drummer", whetherActually not quite. Drummers (and fifers) were carried on the regimental
> 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.
strength because they were soldiers, musicians on the other hand were
civilian hires and played instruments other than fifes and drums.
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