Recruitment poster


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.

Associated Date: 1861-1865

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.78969MAccession Number: 308845Catalog Number: 78969M308845.906

Object Name: poster

Measurements: overall: 22 1/4 in x 30 1/4 in; 56.515 cm x 76.835 cm


Record Id: nmah_447400

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