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Union Recruiting Poster

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08309 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: [1863] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Litchfield, Connecticut recruiting: "ENLIST NOW AND SAVE YOUR BOUNTY/ only a few days before the draft."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Union Forces, Recruitment, Soldier's Pay, Civil War, Military History

Sub Era: The American Civil War