British side drum captured at the Battle of Bunker Hill
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This British drum was captured at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775 and repainted with the patriot motto "Independence be your boast, ever mindful what it cost". It was later used by the 33rd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War.