Revisiting Drummer Boy Paul Wilson’s Grave


SKF NOTE: Revisiting drummer Paul Wilson’s gravesite for the second time in three years. Wilson, an escaped slave, was part of Company D of the United States 33rd Colored Troops Regiment. He died at age 15 and is buried at the Nombre De Dios cemetery, St. Augustine, FL.

Here is the account of my first finding Paul Wilson‘s grave.

Civil War Drummer Boy’s were communicators. The drums were used to send orders to all troops within earshot of the drummers.

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