Jan Sparks' great-grandfather was a drummer boy in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
She said that growing up, the drum was displayed in her house.
Now, it's displayed publicly so that others can appreciate it, too.
Jan's great grandfather, Thomas Harris Sparks was only 14 years old at the start of the Civil War.
Since the minimum age to enlist was 16, Sparks became a volunteer for the Confederate Army as a drummer boy.
"He carried the drum and was a drummer boy until the Battle of Cold Harbor," Jan Sparks said, "At Cold Harbor, the fighting was so fierce, he put the drum down and picked up a gun, and that was the last he saw of the drum."
Until 50 years after the war.
That's when Thomas Sparks saw a letter in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.