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  • Subject is exactly "United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. "

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Civil War discharge certificate for Private James Foran of the 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, dated September 1864.A tintype portrait of James Foran is in the museum collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (view online…

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Manuscript letter addressed to the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire requesting a dispensation for opening a military lodge by members of the 14th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. Letter signed by Lieutenant Colonel T.A. Barker and…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…