Charles Montgomery Skinner (Aug 4, 1844 - Jun 30, 1928) was an American writer who published myths and legends collection books. His dream was to make American folklore heritage more glorious. Skinner’s writings were wide ranging. His career in literature and journalism included editorship of the Brooklyn Eagle. His study of the paper’s famed Walt Whitman appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. He also commented on turn-of-the-century America’s turbulent economy in Workers and the Trusts and American Communes.
The Phantom Drummer is a short story by Charles M. Skinner, included in "Myths and Legends of Our Own Land - Volume 03: On and near the Delaware". The story follows colonel Howell of British army. Throughout his life he was occasionally haunted by sounds of drum roll, but never managed to find to source. Was just his imagination, or something beyond human understanding was happening to him? Read to find it out!