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Civil War Recruiting Broadside Poster Boston Artillery Company

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Very rare and important, original, ca1862 Civil War Recruiting Broadside for the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Battalion!!! This rare and original, Civil War Recruiting Broadside measures approx. 12" by 17 1/2" and is printed on a relatively delicate paper stock of the period.   
The wonderful, extremely rare, blank backed, Recruiting Broadside is titled at the top in letters 2" tall - "Fort Warren / Boston Harbor". Below the title there is further text on the Broadside in various bold and eye catching fonts that reads in part "Wanted immediately 20 good able-bodied men for the fourth company of Heavy Artillery, for Garrison Duty for three years. / This is the last chance to enlist in this popular Arm of the Service, as the company will complete the Battalion to be raised for this duty".

 Further text reads "Bounty, $175 Cash in hand on enlistment, $75 at the end of enlistment. / State Aid To Families". The Broadside is signed by the printer - "Hutchnsons' Printing Establishment" of Salem, Massachusetts - at the bottom.

    Please Note: This Broadside is unconditionally guaranteed authentic, original and of the period. It is unconditionally guaranteed to be an original, Civil War Recruiting Broadside printed and distributed in ca1862 in an effort to attract recruits to join the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Battalion. The Broadside is backed by our “no questions asked” return policy and lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

Click Here to See the History of the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Battalion.

 This exceptionally rare and original, ca1863 Civil War Recruiting Broadside is in very good condition with wear at the bottom edge that includes some edge chips and short edge tears that affect to blank margin areas only. There is also some minor edge wear at the top edge and 3 small pieces of applied taper at the upper right hand corner (these pieces of tape do not act to repair any damage). Overall the Civil War Recruiting Broadside is well preserved and will display beautifully with a quality matting and framing.

This exceptionally rare and wonderful, ca1862 Civil War Recruiting Broadside is offered here for the serious interest that it justly deserves!!

NOTE:   This amazing broadside came to auction accompanied with a CDV of a soldier who was in the "1st Battalion of Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery".   The CDV Photograph is of an Identified Union Civil War Heavy Artillery Soldier – Private Henry P. Boynton - a member of Company A, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Battalion.  Although we do NOT have the CDV we do have enlargeable images which you can see below..


A Bit About the 1st Battalion of Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy :

The 1st Battalion of Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery was a unit that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was organized from several unattached companies of heavy artillery already raised and mustered into a three-year service for the defenses of the Massachusetts coast.

Company A - the 1st Unattached Company was formed in February 1862 for the garrisoning of Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. They remained here until 24 December 1864, when ordered to Champlain, New York due to "trouble being feared on the Canadian border". They returned to Fort Warren on 13 May 1865, and were mustered out on 20 October. Captain Stephen Cabot of this company would become the major of the battalion.

Company B - the 2nd Unattached Company was organized in October and November 1862, joining the 1st in garrison duty at Fort Warren. In July 1863, when a draft riot broke out in Boston, they were sent to restore order. In August, they were stationed to the fort at Clark's Point, New Bedford, and remained there until its mustering out on 29 June 1865.

Company C - the 4th Unattached, being mustered in on 22 April 1863, then became Company C when the battalion was formed that month. They were also stationed at Fort Warren during most of their term of service. During the Boston draft in July, the company was sent there to maintain order, except for a detachment that went to Concord, New Hampshire to assist in keeping order during the draft taking place there, and stayed until September. The company was mustered out on 20 October 1865.

Company D - the battalion being formed by the three mentioned unattached companies at the end of April 1863, they were later joined by the 5th Unattached Co. after it was mustered in on 6 June 1863 and became Company D. The four previously unattached companies were three-year units, and two additional companies (Co's E + F) were subsequently raised in August 1864 for one-year terms. Except where mentioned previously, the companies were all stationed at forts in Boston Harbor, with detachments from them being sent to other military locations along the coast. Three of the companies were mustered out in June 1865, while the rest of the battalion stayed in service until September and October.

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NO On original
* See enlargeable images above and below


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