54th Massachusetts Regiment Recruiting Poster

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Title

54th Massachusetts Regiment Recruiting Poster

Description

This image is a poster attempting to recruit African American men into the 54th Massachusetts Regiment during the American Civil War. It discusses the fact that soldiers will receive a $100 bounty as well as $13 per month. Their families would also receive state aid. It also lists the address of the recruiting office in Boston.

Subject

Civil wars
Soldiers
Recruiting & enlistment
Military bounties
Minorities

Creator

J. E. Farwell and Co.

Publisher

Hingham Public Library
National Gallery of Art

Date Created

1863

Rights

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Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Posters

Spatial Coverage

Massachusetts

Temporal Coverage

1863

Physical Dimensions

43 1/4" × 29 5/8"

Citation

J. E. Farwell and Co., “54th Massachusetts Regiment Recruiting Poster,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed December 16, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/334.