Iowa Volunteers Drum. The best part about this drum is the old ink inscription on the top head: “F. W. Kimble, Drummer Co B 14th Reg. Iowa Inf. Vols.; War of 1861”.
Francis W. Kimble has a listed residence of Agency City, IA when he enlisted at age 19 on 10/15/62 as a drummer. He mustered into Company B., 14th Iowa Infantry on 11/26/62. He mustered out on 11/16/64.
The 14th Iowa saw action at Ft. Donleson, Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing), Vicksburg, and engagements related to the Red River Expedition.