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Connecticut 1st Cavalry Prepare to Mount! Broadside

Printed broadside, 17.25 x 22.75 in. Prepare to Mount! Bridgeport: Standard Job Printing Office, n.d. ca 1860s. Broadside features an illustration of an eagle centered at top. Text below title informs readers that former Captain L.N. Middlebrook has opened a "Volunteer Recruiting Office and Soldiers' Resort! for the Town of Bridgeport and Vicinity, at No. 4 Sturdevant Place," in order to provide information, advice, and services to those wishing to enlist in the 1st Connecticut Cavalry. Broadside ends by urging, "Young Men of Bridgeport! Before the Draft overtakes you, drop in and find out all about this matter of Enlisting, Bounty, &c., and hear your old friends and companions relate their experiences in the field, fighting Lee, Longstreet, Old Stonewall, Ashby, Stuart, &c., under the gallant Rosecrans, Fremont, Pope, Sigel, &c." Undersigned in print, "L.N. Middlebrook, Ex-Captain First Squadron 1st Connecticut Cavalry."

 

Provenance: Property of N. Flayderman & Co.

Condition:

Separation and repair at center horizontal and center vertical creases, with brittleness at edges and adhesive discoloration at edges and center vertical crease.

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