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    [Daniel S. Curtis]. 1st District of Columbia Cavalry Recruitment Broadside "To Arms!" One page, 8" x 10" with the heading, "To Arms! To Arms! 100 Dollars Bounty!" and notifying the citizenry that "a Battalion of Cavalry for Special Duty" was being raised "to act in connection with the present National Detective Police. . . . None but sober, honest, intelligent, able bodied young men will be enlisted. The peculiar service for which this Battalion is organized, makes it indispensably necessary that every one of its members should be a good rider and a skillful and expert horseman." According to the broadside, the chosen troops would be armed with the "Henry Repeating Rifle" and would enlist for three years. The broadside was signed in print by "L. C. Baker, Colonel Commanding Battalion, and Chief of the National Detective Police." Some minor toning to paper, else fine.

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    April, 2013
    11th Thursday
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