1862 Broadside: “Twenty Men Wanted for the Sixth Iowa Cavalry.” December 24, 1862, 10.25″ x 13.5″, Davenport, Iowa, recruiting for “Captain Ames’ Company” and paying “$100 Bounty, $25 of which is paid in advance, together with One Month’s Pay, given each recruit. This is the last call positively before the Draft, which will certainly take place early in January. Transportation provided, as well as subsistence from day of enlistment.” The broadside is issued by “Serg’t B. Woolsincroft, Woodward, Recruiting Officers.” Source: HA.com auction
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