Printed broadside, 12.5 x 12.5 in. (sight), framed, approx. 19 x 19 in., Attention! To the Militia of the 31st Regiment. Winchester Republican Office, May 11, 1858. Broadside invites men from the 31st Regiment, within the ages of 18 and 45, to help elect a "Colonel, Lieut. Colonel, two Majors, and Company Officers / for the different Military Districts of said Companies within the Thirty-first Regiment," at Winchester, on May 29, 1858. This call for attendance comes in pursuance of an order from the County Court of Frederick, in accordance with an act passed by the Virginia Legislature, to organize the militia. Broadside undersigned in print by "Robert L. Baker, / Nathan Sherer, / Robert M. Huston, / Commissioners and Conductors," and "R.M. Huston, / Adjutant Thirty-first Regiment Va. Militia."
Organized under William Lowther Jackson, the 31st Virginia was mustered into Confederate service in July of 1861, though it mainly fought as part of the Army of Northern Virginia. The 31st saw action at many major events and locales during the war, including Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign, Jackson's Valley operations, the Seven Days' Battle, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and even Appomattox.
Broadside with some spotting and discoloration throughout, one vertical crease at center, and general surface wear throughout. Not examined outside of frame.
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