Message from a Civil War Collector:

I reside in Rockbridge, Oh (Hocking Hills) and I am a Civil War collector and researcher. In my collection are two items depicting a Civil War drummer from Marietta. Marietta furnished a number of drummers, mostly young boys and teenagers. My subject is middle aged.

I have been unable to positively identify him. I suspect he may be William Henry Bell, age 42 of Co. F, 116th OVI or Ebenezer B. Corey (Cory), age 53 of Co.B, 18th OVI or Darius Towsley, age 48 of the 87th & 148th OVI. Perhaps one of your members might recognize this soldier/veteran. I would appreciate any help your society might provide. Very truly yours, Mark Okey PS: sending several separate images for your review.