Nast: “The Drummer Boy of Our Regiment” (1863)

Thomas Nast drew his cartoon “The Drummer Boy of Our Regiment” for the December 19, 1863 edition of Harper’s, detailing several key aspects of a young musician’s wartime experience :  

  1. His Toilet
  2. The Favorite in Camp
  3. His Daily Bread
  4. Off to the War
  5. Home Again!
  6. Writing Home
  7. In Action
  8. News from Home

About this artwork @ SonOfTheSouth.net >> | Info @ MetMuseum.org >>

About Thomas Nast (cartoonist) >>

“A History of Civil War Drummer Boys (PART 1)” by Michael Aubrecht >> | (PART 2) >>

Images of Civil War drummer boys @ LOC.gov >>

“Anthony’s stereoscopic views. No. 1471, Three drummer boys (now at Ft. Hamilton) who have been in 9 battles of the rebellion” (wartime photograph)

 

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