11th U.S. Infantry, Battle of Lundy's Lane
—Served: July 25, 1814 —Promised by a sergeant that he would only play a drum during recruiting duty. Jarvis Hanks of the 11th U.S. Infantry, who at 14 years of age, would beat his drum at one of the most formative moments of Army history. Combining communication and inspiration, the drum served as the regiment's heartbeat sending signal that regulated a regiment in camp, on the march and in battle. Drummer Hanks was with his regiment as it was molded into a professional fighting force under Brigadier General Winfield Scott in upstate New York during the spring of 1814 and fought with the regiment during the bloody Niagara campaign. Posted behind the colors during engagements, he beat out his officers' commands at famous battles such as Chryslers Farm, Chippawa, and Lundy's Lane where the regulars matched themselves against the best of British infantry.
|Placed By||U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center|
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|Date Added||Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316239 N 4452653|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20416667, -77.15913333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.25', W 77° 9.548'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 15" N, 77° 9' 32.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US|
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