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Lot Number: 167
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Civil War “VETERANS, TO THE FRONT!” Broadside

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February 1865, Broadside: “VETERANS, TO THE FRONT!”, Issued by the Mayor’s Office, Philadelphia, PA, Fine or better.

This large size Printed Broadside,measures 19” x 12.75” and calls for recruits to join a “Grand National Guard” to serve under General Winfield Scott: “This appeal is made to you reader, male or female, wherever you are. Read it, and send it to your neighbor. If you are a true Union man or woman, and wish to see the accursed rebellion stopped, do all in your power to fill up the grand First Corps of Maj. Gen. Hancock.” Large, bright woodcuts adorn this four-column broadside, which is signed in print by “Benjamin Franklin,” the Chief of Detective Police for Philadelphia! Broadside is mounted to board; it has a few stains, not affecting legibility, and there are some marginal tears and chips; also, some show-through from ink notation on verso. An impressive broadside with historic appeal.
Lot Number: 167
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