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    Baker's California Regiment Recruitment Broadside, approximately 32" x 21.5", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, C. 1861. Originally under U. S. Government auspices, the "California Regiment" was officially re-christened the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteers after its colonel, Edward Baker, was killed at Balls Bluff in Virginia on October 21, 1861. Light marginal stains, small areas of offset ink and creases from quarter folding. Very good condition overall. Behind archival mat in custom frame.

    Those who volunteered as a result of this broadside would face heavy action on such killing fields as Antietam and Gettysburg. Included are two CDVs of Colonel Baker, both taken from period lithographs. One has a blank back and depicts Baker in uniform; the other carries an early E. Anthony backmark and shows Baker as a civilian. Both images show wear and light stains, the civilian portrait having a small piece of modern tape on the left margin.


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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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