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    1861 Broadside: "To Arms! To Arms!" April 22, 1861, 13.5" x 16.5", Bedford [Ohio], partly printed. Displayed in Bedford only ten days after the Battle of Fort Sumter, this broadside appeals for "All able-bodied men who are willing to join a Rifle Company, and offer their services, are request to hand in their names at the Head Quarters of the Union Blood Rifle Guards without delay." Handwritten near the bottom margin, "Over Stone Store/ S. D. Mathews Recruiting Offices." Slight separation (and minor paper loss) at central fold intersections. Remnants of six adhesive tabs on verso. Very good condition.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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