Recruitment poster

Description
One motive for enlistment was the desire of young men on both sides to prove their courage and conviction to friends and neighbors who volunteered with them, to local leaders who organized their regiments, and to the public at large. Many immigrants from Ireland and Germany, hoping to gain full recognition as American citizens, joined the Union Army. Some men answered appeals like the broadside above, issued by Colonel Joshua T. Owen, who raised a regiment in Philadelphia to serve in Colonel Edward Baker's brigade.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
poster
associated date
1861-1865
Measurements
overall: 22 1/4 in x 30 1/4 in; 56.515 cm x 76.835 cm
ID Number
AF*78969M
accession number
308845
catalog number
78969M
308845.906
subject
Military
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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