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    Confederate Recruitment Circular on Wallpaper. A 6" x 6" handbill titled "Circular to Enrolling Officers", Headquarters Commandant Conscripts, District Arkansas, July 8, 1864. It is signed in type by B. F. Hanley and contains two regulations directed to enrolling officers. These deal with "applications for exemption or detail from military service," designation of quartermasters and commissaries, and rules regarding foraging. Due to scarcity of paper, this was printed on a patch of wallpaper. A period inscription at the bottom reads: "The Confederate States were reduced to using this kind of paper during the Rebellion." Arkansas joined the Confederacy in May 1861, but fell under predominant Union control around the time this circular was issued.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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