THREE POST-WAR PHOTOS OF 145TH OHIO DRUMMER

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This small lot consists of three 3.25 x 4.25 inch black & white photographs of Dorwin Zehner of the 145th Ohio and his drum. Photos were taken in the 1920’s when Zehner was an older man.

The first photo shows Zehner in a civilian suit standing on a sidewalk in a residential neighborhood. He wears his drum and holds a slouch hat in his hand. He also wears a GAR ribbon and membership badge. Photo is clear enough to see the tack pattern on his drum. Reverse is blank.

The second image is a close up of Zehner wearing the same suit as in the first photo and giving a clearer view of his facial features, his GAR membership badge and GAR lapel button. The reverse of this image has a pencil inscription that reads “DARWIN ZEHNER, VENICE OHIO.” Below this is a printed notice that reads “OTTAWA COUNTY NEWS BUREAU / LOUIS S. WARNER, PORT CLINTON, OHIO.” Lower right corner has small tear.

The third image is of Zehner’s drum, sling and sticks. Reverse has pencil inscription saying that this is Zehner’s drum. This also bears the same news marking as the previous image. Lower right corner has small chip.

With the images are Xerox copies of these photos along with two others showing Zehner with his drum and a newspaper article saying that President Lincoln’s autograph was found in it after Zehner died.

The three original photos and the Xeroxes come housed in sheet protectors.

Dorwin Zehner was 18 years old when he enlisted as a musician in Company I, 145th Ohio on May 12, 1864 and was mustered out on August 24, 1864. During Zehner’s service his regiment served in the Defenses of Washington south of the Potomac.

Zehner died in 1924 and is buried in Castalia Cemetery, Margaretta Township, Erie Co., OH.  [ad]

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