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According to The Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society and Museum (Mt. Pleasant, NC), H.T.J. Ludwig "captured" the "yankee drum" at the Battle of Bentonville (NC) on March 21, 1865. Ludwig was a musician with Co. H, 8th NC Regt. and was part of the rear-guard action at Bentonville. Following the battle, Ludwig carried the drum on the Regiment's retreat, through Smithfield, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, then across the flooded Haw River to Bush Hill (Alamance County, NC). The Regiment was camped there when General Johnston surrendered to General Sherman at the Bennett House. Somehow, Ludwig managed to retain the drum and brought it home to Mount pleasant, NC.
Shortly after the war, Ludwig, Now a professor at NC College (Mt. Pleasant, NC) formed a "town band". The drum was was incorporated into the band as it played all over the Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County area. The name of the band was changed to the " Mount Pleasant Coronet Club", and that is the name it retains on it today. besides the NC College, the drum later served with the renamed school, the Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute. After the closing of MPCI, the drum changed hands several times before landing at the museum.

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According to The Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society and Museum (Mt. Pleasant, NC), H.T.J. Ludwig "captured" the "yankee drum" at the Battle of Bentonville (NC) on March 21, 1865. Ludwig was a musician with Co. H, 8th NC Regt. and was part of the rear-guard action at Bentonville. Following the battle, Ludwig carried the drum on the Regiment's retreat, through Smithfield, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, then across the flooded Haw River to Bush Hill (Alamance County, NC). The Regiment was camped there when General Johnston surrendered to General Sherman at the Bennett House. Somehow, Ludwig managed to retain the drum and brought it home to Mount pleasant, NC.
Shortly after the war, Ludwig, Now a professor at NC College (Mt. Pleasant, NC) formed a "town band". The drum was was incorporated into the band as it played all over the Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County area. The name of the band was changed to the " Mount Pleasant Coronet Club", and that is the name it retains on it today. besides the NC College, the drum later served with the renamed school, the Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute. After the closing of MPCI, the drum changed hands several times before landing at the museum.

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Henry Thomas Jefferson Ludwig : Residence Cabarrus County NC; an 18 year-old College Student. Enlisted and mustered on 8/6/1861 at Cabarrus County, NC as a Private into "H" Co. NC 8th Infantry. POW 2/8/1862 Roanoke Island, NC. Paroled 2/21/1862 Elizabeth City, NC. Exchanged 8/15/1862. Musician 11/1/1862 (Drummer)

Henry T. J. Ludwig, of the faculty of North Carolina college,
Mount Pleasant, was born in Cabarrus county in 1843, son of Jacob
and Sophia (House) Ludwig. His ancestry, originally of German
origin, has been North Carolinian since 1766 and has a patriotic
record equal to any, his great-grandfather, Elias House, having
lost an arm fighting for the independence of the United States,
and his grandfather, Jacob House, having been a soldier of 1812.

He also had an uncle, George Ludwig, who served as cavalryman in
the Black Hawk war. He was educated at North Carolina college
until he was eighteen years of age, and North Carolina then
calling upon her sons for military service, he enlisted in 1861,
going to the field as drummer-boy of Company H, Eighth Regiment.

He shared the record of his regiment from the beginning to the
end, going through the fight at Roanoke Island and the subsequent
experience as a prisoner of war and doing his share in all the
battles of the regiment, including the hard fighting at
Charleston, and in Hoke's division at Plymouth and before
Petersburg. He was captured on the Petersburg lines, August 19,
1864, but soon recaptured.

After the final battle of Bentonville and the surrender by
Johnston, he engaged for a few years in farming, but in 1869
entered upon his life work as an instructor at North Carolina
college. He was elected professor of mathematics in 1871, a
position he has since retained and most creditably filled.

He was for several years a correspondent of the Mathematical
Visitor; is at this time a member of the American Mathematical
Society, and in 1894 received from Newberry college the degree of
Ph. D. For eight years he was secretary of the State Grange, and
at present, he holds the position of superintendent of public
schools of his county.

Source: Confederate Military History Vol. V p. 610
 
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According to The Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society and Museum (Mt. Pleasant, NC), H.T.J. Ludwig "captured" the "yankee drum" at the Battle of Bentonville (NC) on March 21, 1865. Ludwig was a musician with Co. H, 8th NC Regt. and was part of the rear-guard action at Bentonville. Following the battle, Ludwig carried the drum on the Regiment's retreat, through Smithfield, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, then across the flooded Haw River to Bush Hill (Alamance County, NC). The Regiment was camped there when General Johnston surrendered to General Sherman at the Bennett House. Somehow, Ludwig managed to retain the drum and brought it home to Mount pleasant, NC.
Shortly after the war, Ludwig, Now a professor at NC College (Mt. Pleasant, NC) formed a "town band". The drum was was incorporated into the band as it played all over the Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County area. The name of the band was changed to the " Mount Pleasant Coronet Club", and that is the name it retains on it today. besides the NC College, the drum later served with the renamed school, the Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute. After the closing of MPCI, the drum changed hands several times before landing at the museum.

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A veteran of Company H, Milton C House enlisted and mustered on 7/14/1864 at the age of 15. Surrendered 4/26/1865 at Durham Station, NC.
 
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According to The Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society and Museum (Mt. Pleasant, NC), H.T.J. Ludwig "captured" the "yankee drum" at the Battle of Bentonville (NC) on March 21, 1865. Ludwig was a musician with Co. H, 8th NC Regt. and was part of the rear-guard action at Bentonville. Following the battle, Ludwig carried the drum on the Regiment's retreat, through Smithfield, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, then across the flooded Haw River to Bush Hill (Alamance County, NC). The Regiment was camped there when General Johnston surrendered to General Sherman at the Bennett House. Somehow, Ludwig managed to retain the drum and brought it home to Mount pleasant, NC.
Shortly after the war, Ludwig, Now a professor at NC College (Mt. Pleasant, NC) formed a "town band". The drum was was incorporated into the band as it played all over the Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County area. The name of the band was changed to the " Mount Pleasant Coronet Club", and that is the name it retains on it today. besides the NC College, the drum later served with the renamed school, the Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute. After the closing of MPCI, the drum changed hands several times before landing at the museum.

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Great post !

Henry Thomas Jefferson Ludwig : Residence Cabarrus County NC; an 18 year-old College Student. Enlisted and mustered on 8/6/1861 at Cabarrus County, NC as a Private into "H" Co. NC 8th Infantry. POW 2/8/1862 Roanoke Island, NC. Paroled 2/21/1862 Elizabeth City, NC. Exchanged 8/15/1862. Musician 11/1/1862 (Drummer)

Henry T. J. Ludwig, of the faculty of North Carolina college,
Mount Pleasant, was born in Cabarrus county in 1843, son of Jacob
and Sophia (House) Ludwig. His ancestry, originally of German
origin, has been North Carolinian since 1766 and has a patriotic
record equal to any, his great-grandfather, Elias House, having
lost an arm fighting for the independence of the United States,
and his grandfather, Jacob House, having been a soldier of 1812.

He also had an uncle, George Ludwig, who served as cavalryman in
the Black Hawk war. He was educated at North Carolina college
until he was eighteen years of age, and North Carolina then
calling upon her sons for military service, he enlisted in 1861,
going to the field as drummer-boy of Company H, Eighth Regiment.

He shared the record of his regiment from the beginning to the
end, going through the fight at Roanoke Island and the subsequent
experience as a prisoner of war and doing his share in all the
battles of the regiment, including the hard fighting at
Charleston, and in Hoke's division at Plymouth and before
Petersburg. He was captured on the Petersburg lines, August 19,
1864, but soon recaptured.

After the final battle of Bentonville and the surrender by
Johnston, he engaged for a few years in farming, but in 1869
entered upon his life work as an instructor at North Carolina
college. He was elected professor of mathematics in 1871, a
position he has since retained and most creditably filled.

He was for several years a correspondent of the Mathematical
Visitor; is at this time a member of the American Mathematical
Society, and in 1894 received from Newberry college the degree of
Ph. D. For eight years he was secretary of the State Grange, and
at present, he holds the position of superintendent of public
schools of his county.

Source: Confederate Military History Vol. V p. 610
The Ludwigs/Lutricks are a prominent family in the area.
 



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