Civil War re-enactors will find these manuals useful, as will rudimental drummers interested in our rudimental past.
“A New, Useful and Complete System of Drum Beating” by Charles Ashworth, 1812
“Col. H.C. Hart’s New and Improved Instructor for the Drum” by Col. H.C. Hart, 1862
“The Drummer’s and Fifer’s Guide” by George Bruce and Dan Emmett, 1862
These PDF’s were created from the images available at Fife & Drum Online.