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1864 Civil War Draft Dodgers / Deserters Reward Circular Broadside Brooklyn Ny For Sale
Very rare, original, 1864, Civil War Draft / Deserter Circular from Brooklyn, New York. This fascinating Broadside-type, four page oversized Circular is titled "Descriptive List of Drafted Men who Have Failed to Report, in the Second Congressional District of New York, and are Deemed Deserters from the Draft of 1864". The Roll lists 450 to 500 men (including their addresses and their occupations) who, because they were chosen in the 1864 Draft and failed to report for service, were considered Deserters and subject to arrest and prosecution.
This fascinating, 1864, four page, Civil War "Draft Dodger" publication measures approx. 12” by 19” and lists between 450 and 500 citizens of the Sixth through the 19th Ward in the City of Brooklyn as well as men from the Towns of New Lots, Flatbush, Flatlands, New Utrecht and Gravesend. The name, address and occupation of each man is listed and following the List is text that reads "A Reward of thirty Dollars will be paid for the arrest and delivery at this Headquarters of any of the above named Deserters who shall be held liable to do military duty." The Circular is signed in print "Samuel W. Waldron / Captain and Provost Marshal / 2nd Congressional District, N.Y.".
The text of this Circular and the extensive length of the list of named "Draft Dodgers" gives one a chilling insight into the serious effect that the drafting of citizens to serve in the Civil War had on the populace - the men listed appear to be all hard working, "good" men who have suddenly had a price placed on their head because they failed to report for a service they did not wish to perform.
This fascinating and exceptionally rare Civil War Draft Related Broadside-style Circular is in good to very good condition. The Circular has been bound into late 19th or very early 20th century, cloth board covers which measure approx. 6 1/4" by 9 5/8" which are in excellent condition. The front board features a beautiful, private library bookplate as well as a pencil notation indicating that the Publication was originally purchased at a Swann Galleries sale in 1983 for somewhere between $250 and $450. The Circular itself is complete and intact but has some separations at the folds as well as a number of old, tape repairs and reinforcements as can be seen in the scans below.
A very rare and emotion charged, 1864, Civil War Draft Related Broadside-type Circular, listing those deemed Deserters for failing to report for service from the 2nd Congressional District of New York and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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