Civil War Recruitment Broadside, Hamilton Light Artillery, Flushing, New York
Printed broadside, 11 x 15 in., headed Recruits WANTED for the Hamilton Light Artillery!, posted and distributed to able-bodied men in Flushing, NY. The broadside informs men that they will receive an increased amount of $14 a month for their service that will commence immediately on signing the Roll. Dated August 28, 1861.
Capt. Thomas L. Robinson commanded the Hamilton Light Artillery, which was a part of the 34th NY Independent Battery. After organizing, the regiment was sent to Camp Marshall in Washington with specific orders to defend it. The first regiment served for three years. The second regiment of this division fought at the Battle of Chancellorsville and Petersburg. On June 21, 1865 the company mustered out at Hart's Island in New York Harbor.
Excellent with two minor folds at the corners.