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    [Civil War]. Confederate Recruitment Broadside "For the Coast Defence!" One printed page, 11.5" x 17.5" (sight), Albany [Georgia], November 11, 1861. William M. Slaughter and John A. Davis proposed "to raise a company for service on the coast of Georgia, term of service to be agreed upon by a vote of the company after organization. This announcement is made in view of an impending invasion of our State." Appealing to their patriotic fervor, the broadside continues: "Port Royal [South Carolina] is in possession of the enemy, and the Federal flag now waves over our fort. The next strike will be made on our sea port. Enlistment is no longer a matter of choice, but of NECESSITY! if we repel the invader." Light water damage throughout. Water staining along the right edge. Uneven folds. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17" x 23".

    William M. Slaughter enlisted in the Confederate army as a colonel on March 22, 1862, and was mustered into the field staff of the 51st Georgia Infantry. He saw action at the Battle of Secessionville near Charleston before being sent north to Virginia. He died on May 2, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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