BY ROGERS OF NEW YORK, this is one of the best original Civil War drums that I have had. The paint is 100% original and in 98% condition to include the rims. The heads are near perfect and the ropes are original and starting to fray. The front panel shows a beautiful and brightly painted Union Eagle with "U.S. Infantry" cartouche on the ribbon. The interior label is about perfect. This is the best drum I've seen out there this year. They're getting hard to find and are recognized as perhaps the quaintest and most popular of all Civil War display pieces.