June 22, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Civil War Recruitment Broadside from New Hampshire, Praising H.H. Pearson

Printed broadside, 16 x 22 in. Soldiers! N.d., ca 1861. Broadside announces, "H.H. Pearson, Lately of the Massachusetts 6th Regiment, having been authorized by the Adjutant General of N.H. to raise a Company of Infantry, will visit / to consult with and try to induce all those who wish to volunteer, to do so in his Company." Broadside text continues, informing readers that Pearson "intends to drill his Company in the most thorough manner as Heavy and Light Infantry as skirmishers by the sound of the Bugle and in Gen. McLellan's bayonet exercise." Compensation listed includes, "$2 per week...to volunteers for board, until they are ordered into camp," and "$12 bounty...to each, when mustered into the U. S. Service." Broadside provides information about Pearson, including details of his service and assurances of his character, endorsed and undersigned in print by "Amos Tuck" "J.W. Odlin," "Charles H. Bell," "James M. Lovering," W.B. Morill," "A. Wood," and "M.N. Collins." Pearson's reputation is further upheld by a statement touting his "unusual knowledge, industry and fidelity," undersigned in print by "Thos. J. Whipple, col. 4th N. H. Reg."

 

Provenance: Property of N. Flayderman & Co.

Condition:

Heavy horizontal crease at center, with some tearing at edges and center. vertical crease at center with tearing at edges. Some spots of discoloration throughout. 

Starting Price: $250
Estimate: $500 - $700
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