[CIVIL WAR]. Union Forever! Lockwood Legion! Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, [Ca 1861].

23 3/8/ x 37 3/8 in. (visible area) letterpress broadside, linen-backed and framed (creased and toned, with wear including some rips and small areas of paper loss to edges and corners, and grommets to upper left and right corners, unexamined out of the frame). "3rd Delaware Inf" inscribed in pencil beneath title. Substantial vignette at center depicts a federal Zouave ready to impale his Confederate foe with a sword while a battle wages on in the background. Bold red and blue text promises "Pay & Rations" along with "Good and Handsome Uniforms and Approved Arms" for men who "Call at Once and Sign the Roll." Blank spaces are left beside "Company" and "Captain" to be filled in by locality.

The 3rd Delaware Volunteer Infantry absorbed the so-called "Lockwood Legion," named for Colonel Henry H. Lockwood (1814-1899), and mustered into service in May of 1862. Samuel H. Jenkins served as a lieutenant colonel of the regiment until being promoted to colonel in February of 1863 and honorably discharged about a year later. The regiment was engaged at several important battles including South Mountain, Cold Harbor, Antietam, and Appomattox Court House. RARE: OCLC locates no copies.

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