The Drummer Boy: Buffalo Soldier

Robert Jackson
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  • Measures 26x20 inches (paper size); 24x18 inches (image size).
  • Limited Edition. Edition size of 200pcs.
  • Ships signed and numbered and with a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
  • Giclee on Paper
  • Buffalo Soldier Theme

During the era of the Buffalo Soldiers, drummer boys were young boys who served as musicians in the military. They were typically between the ages of 10 and 18 and played the drum to communicate signals and commands on the battlefield. The use of drummer boys dates back to early military history and was prevalent in many armies around the world.

The primary purpose of the drummers was to relay commands and signals to the soldiers on the battlefield when the noise and chaos of war made it difficult to communicate verbally. Drum beats were used to signal various commands, such as marching, attacking, retreating, or changing formations. The drummer boys played a crucial role in maintaining order and coordination among the troops.

In terms of treatment and perception, drummer boys were generally regarded with a mix of admiration and sympathy. On one hand, they were seen as brave and patriotic young individuals who willingly put themselves in harm's way to serve their country. Many of them were eager to be part of the military and saw it as an opportunity for adventure and a chance to prove their bravery.

On the other hand, the young age of drummer boys also evoked sympathy, as they were exposed to the harsh realities of war at such tender ages. They faced the same dangers as adult soldiers, and their youth made them vulnerable to physical and emotional hardships. Commanders and older soldiers often felt a sense of responsibility to protect and mentor these young boys in the midst of battle.

Despite their youth and the risks they faced, drummer boys played a significant role in military operations during the era of the Buffalo Soldiers. Their dedication, courage, and ability to communicate vital commands through the rhythmic beats of their drums were respected and appreciated by their comrades in arms.

This work of art measures 26x20 inches (paper size) and 24x18 inches (image size). Giclee on Paper. Signed and Numbered by the Artist. Limited Edition. Certificate of Authenticity provided by the artist. Edition Size of 200 pieces.

Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity Provided by the Artist
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size 200
Framed Unframed
Height 26 inches
Length 20 inches
Medium Giclee on Paper
Signed Signed and Numbered by the Artist
SKU jackson-drummerboy
Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson is a Minnesota native who enjoys creating art that reflect his passion for family, culture, music, and his spiritual upbringing. Robert graduated from Perpich Center for Arts Education (formerly The Minnesota Center for Arts Education High School) in Golden Valley, MN, where his exposure to artwork from various cultures allowed him to enhance his knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts.

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