Printed broadside, 18 x 24.25 in. (sight), framed, 22 x 28.25 in. Salem Flying Artillery! Salem, MA: September, ca 1861. Early Civil War broadside calling for the raising of a company for a "Battery of Artillery from Essex County...Young, Able Bodied Men of Essex, The Call is made on You! It is the Only Opportunity You Will Have To join this most desirable Department of the Service in a County Company!" Those interested in enlisting are directed to find officers with enlistment papers at the Town Hall in Salem. No further information has been uncovered regarding this Massachusetts artillery unit.
Some mold and staining along top margin, with few light stains throughout. Some minor loss along perimeter, including few small chips along right and left edges. Light creasing/folds in broadside. Not examined outside of frame.
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