1862 Civil War Confederate Broadside - General William Loring Western Virginia
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1862 Civil War Confederate Broadside - General William Loring Western Virginia:
RARE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE BROADSIDE "To the People of Western Viriginia" from Major General William W. Loring. This broadside was published in September of 1862 around the time of the Antietam Campaign and well in advance of west Virginia becoming the 35th state in 1863. The broadside in part proclaims "The Army of the Confederate States has come among you to expel the enemy, to rescue people from the despotism of the counterfeit State Government imposed on you by Northern bayonets, and to restore the country once more to its natural allegiance to the state. We fight for peace and the possession of our own territory. We do not intend to punish those who remain at home as quiet citizens in obedience to the laws of the land.........". General Loring also "Appeals to all good citizens to aid him in these objects, and to all able-bodied men to join the army to defend sanctities of religion and virtue, home, territory, honor, and law, which are invaded and violated by an unscrupulous enemy, whom an indignant and united people are now about to chastise on his own soil..........". The second part of the broadside is a copy of a General Orders from the Headquarters , Department of Western Virginia Charleston, Va. Septmeber 14, 1862 Congratulating "... the army on the brilliant march from the Southwest to this place in one week, and on its successive victories over the enemy at Fayette C.H. Cotton Hill, and Charleston.......". The broadside is beautifully framed. The broadside itself is 13 inches x 6 & 1/2 inches and the frame is 17&3/4 inches x 13&1/2 inches. There is a minor water stain; otherwise the broadside is in excellent condition. THIS BROADSIDE IS UNCONDTIONALLY GUARANTEED TO BE ORIGINAL. Buyer has a14 day inspection and return privilege as long as returned in the same condition as sent. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER sales FOR MORE CIVIL WAR & VETERAN