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1861 Civil War Union Army German Recruiting Broadside

August 14, 1861-Dated Civil War Era, Printed Union Recruiting Broadside, Printed in the German Language, for Recruiting a German Regiment for the State of Illinois, Very Fine.

This exceedingly rare 1861 Printed Broadside was issued for the recruiting of a Civil War German heritage regiment for the State of Illinois. It is printed completely in German Text with a "Fractur" style font, in deep black ink on heavy period paper and dated August 14, 1861. It measures about 6.5" x 10.5" and is in very nice overall condition with just some expected minor age and light soiling on its blank reverse. The heading reads, "Unattached German Regiment for Illinois." This regiment is to be organized at Camp Butler near Springfield, which we believe later became the 43rd Illinois Infantry Regiment. The German text name at the bottom of the page is Julius Raith, who was Colonel of the 43rd Regiment. Also the 43rd was mustered in at Camp Butler in October of 1861. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 75 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 161 Enlisted men by disease. Total 246. A very unusual and certainly rare, German Text Broadside that is great for display.



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Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in October 12, 1861. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., October 13, thence to Tipton and Otterville, November 3-4. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson to September, 1862. Unattached District of Jackson to November, 1862.

Post of Bolivar, District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bolivar, District of Jackson, l6th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition to November, 1863.

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, garrison at Little Rock, Ark., to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas, to November, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Otterville, Mo., till December 30, 1861. March to Tipton December 30-31, thence to Benton Barracks January 20-21, 1862. Moved to Fort Henry, Tenn., February 6-8, and to Fort Donelson February 25-26, thence to Savannah, Tenn., March 4-12. Expedition to Pinhook March 18-19. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 22. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Bethel, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 4-16, and to Bolivar July 17-19, and duty there till May, 1863. March to support of Rosecrans at Iuka, Miss., September 15-23, 1862. March to LaGrange and return October 9-10. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Salem Cemetery, near Jackson, December 19, 1862. Scouting in West Tennessee and post duty at Bolivar till May, 1863. Expedition to Wesley Camp, Somerville, May 26-29. Movement to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., May 31-June 3. Expedition up the Yazoo to Satartia June 2-8. Action at Mechanicsburg, Satartia, June 4. Moved to Halnes' Bluff June 6. Siege of Vicksburg June 9-July 4. Moved to Big Black July 12, thence to Snyder's Bluff July 22, and to Helena, Ark., July 29-August 1. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock, Ark., August 1-September 10. Engagement at Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Okolona April 2-3. Prairie D'Ann April 9-13. Camden April 15. Princeton April 28. Saline Bottom April 29. Jenkin's Ferry April 30. Garrison duty at Little Rock till November, 1865. Princeton May 27, 1864. Scouts from Pine Bluff toward Camden and Monticello January 26-31, 1865. Mustered out November 30 and discharged at Camp Butler, Ill., December 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 75 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 161 Enlisted men by disease. Total 246.
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