Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Civil War Original Birney's Zouaves Recruiting Broadside "RECRUITS WANTED!", Circa 1861. Approximately 12 x 16-inches. This call for volunteers dates from about September 8, 1861, when the 23rd Pennsylvania was expanded from three companies to 15. Twelve of these companies, including Company G were recruited in Philadelphia. David Bell Birney (1825-1864) was a Philadelphia lawyer when he enlisted on April 21, 1861. Birney enlisted as a Lt. Colonel, and mainly at his own expense raised the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Captain John Maxwell enlisted on August 2, 1861 and was commissioned into G Company of the 23rd, serving until he was discharged in 1863. Lt. Alfred Moylan mustered into the regiment on July 24, 1861. The regiment was involved in many important engagements during the war including Seven Pines, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.

    Condition: Excellent. The broadside is bright and bears traces of professional archival restoration.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    10th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 653

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold on Dec 10, 2017 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 18 days left to consign to the 2021 May 21 - 22 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search