RECRUITING CIRCULAR - “MAJ. GEN. HANCOCK’S FIRST ARMY CORPS OF VETERANS”

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Item Code: 337-229

Matted with white card. Measures 18 x 11.” Exhibits slight soiling, with fold-marks & light wrinkles. Else VG, & entirely legible.

In the latter part of 1864 the war department authorized a first national corps of veterans, to be commanded by former 2nd Corps Commander Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock. [Badly wounded at Gettysburg, Hancock’s health had deteriorated during the battles Wilderness & Spotsylvania, forcing him to step down from active Army of Potomac corps command.] Hancock’s new corps was to contain 20,000 men, and was open to honorably discharged union veterans with two years prior service.

The upper part of the circular contains correspondence pertaining the formation of the Hancock’s veteran corps. The lower half - VETERANS TO THE FRONT! - lists the recruiting bounties and pay.

Fine and unusual recruiting circular.

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