CONFEDERATE STATES ENLISTMENT FORM - 11TH LOUISIANA REGIMENT

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Dated “Louisiana, Town of New Orleans, April 1862 (day left blank)/  signed by “Lt. Jas. Lingan, Genl. recruiting officer, 11th Louisiana Regiment.” Pre-printed form. 2 pp. on yellow paper. 7.75” x 10”.  Exhibits fold-marks, else VG.

This document was partially filled out in advance by 11th Louisiana recruiting officer, Lt. Jas. Lingan, with hopes of signing recruits in New Orleans in the month of April 1862. In signing it recruits would “Acknowledge to have voluntarily “enlisted” on the date to be filled in as a soldier in the Army of the Confederate States of America, for the period of THE WAR, unless sooner discharged by proper authority; Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law…”

Recruits would also receive a bounty. The final clause of the form states that the recruit has “Received of Lt. Jas. Lingan (name inked in) of the Confederate States Army, this ____ of April 1862, FIFTY DOLLARS, being by way of bounty, for “enlisting in the Army of the confederate States for THE WAR / $50.00

The 11th Louisiana regiment was formed in August  1861 and was in the process of re-organizing in the spring of 1862, hence Lt. Lingan’s recruiting mission to New Orleans. This re-organization failed, however, and the unit was disbanded that summer, its troops being farmed out to the 13th and 20th Louisiana regiments.

Interesting piece--an official Confederate States of America recruiting form, with a story behind it. Invites further research. In protective sleeve. [jp]  [ph:L]

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