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Our company in the Sunday school army petition, between 1861 and 1865

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Our company in the Sunday school army petition. Dated between 1861 and 1865. This document from a Sunday school petitions readers to contribute money to provide Union soldiers with religious literature. During the Civil War, Sunday schools and the…

You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion : to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh : near the Atlantic, 1863

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You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh, near the Atlantic. Dated 1863. This satirical invitation to a fictitious political gathering invites Peace Democrats or “Copperheads” to a…

The General boardinghouse card, between 1864 and 1867

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The General boardinghouse card. Dated between 1864 and 1867. This patriotic business card for Caroline Rogers’ boardinghouse, “The General,” most likely served as an advertisement to soldiers and the family members of wounded Union soldiers who were…

The Moon boardinghouse card, between 1862 and 1864

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The Moon boardinghouse card. Dated between 1862 and 1864. This patriotic business card for Frederick Stieringer’s boardinghouse, “The Moon,” most likely served as an advertisement to soldiers and the family members of wounded Union soldiers who were…

Important : a procession of the retail tradesmen of Boston, 1862 August

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Important, a procession of the retail tradesmen of Boston broadside. Dated August 26, 1862. This broadside calls on the retail tradesmen of Boston to rally on Franklin Street and form part of a citywide procession. The “Grand Demonstration on the…

Citizens of Boston, 1863 October

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Citizens of Boston. Dated October 1863. This broadside, created in response to President Lincoln's October 1863 call for troops, petitions the citizens of Boston to “cooperate with the public authorities in every effort for the immediate…

Relieve the distressed : aid and comfort for our wounded and sick soldiers, between 1861 and 1864

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Relieve the distressed. Aid and comfort for our wounded and sick soldiers. Dated between 1861 and 1864. This card created by Reverend Joseph W. Parker of the Shawmut Avenue Baptist Church, now Boston’s First Baptist Church, petitions the citizens of…

Army and Navy goods and camp utensils of every description, fire arms, swords, etc., about 1861

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Army and Navy goods and camp utensils of every description, fire arms, swords, etc. Dated about 1861. A catalog of Army and Navy supplies produced by E. W. Carryl & Company, a United States Government depot for furnishing. The company was located in…

Civil War Letter from Captain William M. McArthur to Arthur McArthur, Sr., 1863 March 8

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In this letter from Captain William M. McArthur of the 8th Regiment, Maine Volunteers, to his father, Arthur McArthur, Sr., MacArthur describes his regiment's overall health as it readies itself for a march to Jacksonville, Florida.

MacArthur, a…

Officer's commission issued to Frank Stanwood, 1862 May 1

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Commission for Frank Stanwood as a First Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of the United States Cavalry. Signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State Edwin Stanton and dated May 1, 1862.