Drums from Revolutionary Times
Imagine, harvesting your apples from your tree when all the sudden, you hear thump, thump, thump. Drums come in many shapes, sizes and make different sounds, but drums were used for communication, music, entertainment and surrenders during the Revolutionary War.
Drums were very useful for communications when the Patriots or British troops were sneaking up. Also when drummer boys were coming to the opposite team to surrender. The surrendering team would walk up next to the solider with the white flag.
Music and entertainment always used a drum. When a team had a victory they would celebrate with music and entertainment. The snare and bass drums were mostly the beat of the songs played.
People who were willing to sell their drums always made them themselves. The head of the drum which you bang on with 2 sticks was made out of calf skin. The outer part of the drum was made out of wood.