US ARMY RECRUITING BROADSIDE DATED 1863

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Uncommon version of a United States Government Civil War recruiting poster for the year 1863. The poster measures 12.5 inches by 19.5 inches. It reads:

RECRUITING SERVICE / WANTED, for the UNITED STATES ARMY, able-bodied unmarried MEN, between the ages of 18 and 35 years, not less than 5 feet 3 inches high, and of good character. A minor will not be enlisted without the written consent of his parent or guardian.

The term of service of persons enlisting previous to January 1st 1863 is THREE YEARS. The soldier will be entitled to the same bounties, in every respect, as those allowed, or to be allowed, to men of the volunteer service.

By good conduct and attention to duty, a soldier will certainly rise to the position of a non-commissioned officer, and from the class the law provides that meritorious men may be selected, as the wants of the service may require it, for promotion to the rank of commissioned officers of the Army. The following is the rate of pay as now established: [table of pay rates].

In addition to the pay as above states, on ration per day and an abundant supply of good clothing is allowed to every soldier. Quarters, fuel, and medical attendance are always provided by the government without deduction from the soldier’s pay. If a soldier should become disabled ini the lie of his duties, the laws provide for him a pension, or he may, if he prefer it, obtain admission into the Soldiers’ Home, which will afford him a comfortable home so long as he may wish to receive its benefits.

The recruiting officer will give all other information which may be desired.

The broadside itself is in good condition but has several folds in it which have weakened over time. A prior owner has attempted to strengthen those folds with tape in six separate places. There are two small holes in the center fold line and two small tears (less than an inch in length) on the left side of the edge and one two small tears on the upper right edge. Overall, color is good. No foxing is present. The paper remains strong with the exception of the weakness at the fold lines. [cla] [ph:L]

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