British side drum captured at the Battle of Bunker Hill
To order an image, navigate to the full
display and click "request this image"
on the blue toolbar.
Choose an alternate description of this item written for these projects:
- Revolutionary-era Art and Artifacts
- Main description
[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
This British side drum was captured at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775 and repainted with the patriotic motto: "Independence be your boast, ever mindful what it cost." The drum was later used by the 33rd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War.