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ELLSWORTH'S AVENGER'S RECRUITMENT BROADSIDE A great recruiting poster measuring 12 1/2" x 19", Aug. 29, 1862, titled "Recruits Wanted! For the Ellsworth 44th Regiment! Now in the field, Col. J. C. Rice Commanding". It reads, in part: "...$217.00 BOUNTY!...This Regiment has won glory on three of the hardest fought battle-fields of the War...From 600 to 700 of the tried men in the Regiment remain for service. They want from 300 to 400 GALLANT COMPANIONS to fill up their ranks...". The 44th N. Y. Infantry was known as "Ellsworth's Avengers", and the enlisted men were considered some of the finest in the service. Some wrinkling, central, toned and weakened fold, expected edge wear and tape remains at corners, but overall very good. Floated on a gray mat and simply framed, not examined out of frame.
Estimate $ 1,800-2,000

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