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[Civil War]
Information for Soldiers and Their Heirs! You Are Interested in This! Read Carefully! [caption title]
[Chicago, 1878. Good plus.. Broadside, approximately 17 x 11 inches. Previously folded. Light wear along old fold lines, with a few minor losses at fold points, slightly affecting text. Light tanning and dust soiling. In this unrecorded broadside, Elnathan Weeden offers his services to Civil War veterans as a lawyer and pension agent in Chicago. Weeden was a veteran himself, having served four years in the Union army, and was captured at the battle of Stones River. Upon his release, he rejoined the Union ranks, and became an officer in the 68th U.S. Colored Troops, which participated in campaigns in Mississippi and Alabama, and during the latter stages of the war was sent to Texas to garrison various points along the Rio Grande. The present broadside offers information on the types of pensions available (for invalids, widows, children, etc.) and other bounties still on offer. In advertising his expertise, Weeden emphasizes that, "'ALL PERSONS' who have served in the late war, or who have lost relatives in the late war, are cordially urged to correspond with me relative to the matter," likely an indication that he was willing to act as agent for both white and black clients. Text printed in four columns, and decorated with three battle illustrations; not in OCLC.
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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