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Philad'a Legion! Col. Thomas B. Florence [recruitment broadside]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07207 Author/Creator: Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Broadsides Date: 1864 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Large recruitment broadside for Philadelphia Legion regiment printed in blue and red ink, in large type. At center is a large wood engraving printed in red of a soldier charging with fixed bayonet. "Wanted, steady Able-bodied Men for the Philadelphia Legion Regiment. [rule] Don't wait to be drafted..." Printed by King & Baird. Some tears touching the text.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Recruitment, African American History, Civil War, Military History, Conscription, Union Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War