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    City of Philadelphia: Home Guard Recruiting Poster. Matted and framed (under Plexiglas) 23.5" x 38" broadside titled: "Defence of the City of Philadelphia". June 16, 1863, printed by King & Baird. It reprints a message from Philadelphia Mayor Alexander Henry authorizing General A. J. Pleasanton to order out the entire cadre of the Home Guard "for the preservation of the public peace and defence of that city." Pleasanton's reply, signed in type below, acknowledges the order and invites the "support and co-operation of his fellow-citizens, and of all the authorities... in the performance of his responsible duties." This "calling out of the guard" occurred around the time that Confederate forces were advancing towards Pennsylvania, culminating in the decisive Battle of Gettysburg. Some minor loss at central vertical; otherwise, in outstanding condition.


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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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