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SHARPSHOOTER! New York Recruitment Broadside From the Flayderman Collection
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Here is a great piece from the famous collection of Norm Flayderman. Mr. Fladerman was a legend in the collecting and published many books on the antique arms collecting. He is best known for his Guide to Antique Firearms which is a mainstay of any antique gun collecting library. This is a nice large printed broadside with b lack in on the white paper that has aged to a tan color. It measures 13 inches by 19 inches in overall size. It boldy proclaims "Regiment of Riflemen! To Act as Sharp-Shooters! N.d., ca 1861. Broadside declares that Benjamin "B.C." Butler has been commissioned by the Secretary of War to raise a battalion, which will be armed with Enfield Rifles and "composed exclusively of Marksmen, or those likely to become such." Riflemen will be vetted by shooting trials, soon to be arranged. Undersigned and dated in print, September 1, 1861 by Butler at Glen's Falls, with additional call for enlistment in a specific company of the regiment recruited by William B. Weed of Plattsburgh, NY (undersigned in print). Benjamin C. Butler was authorized by the War Department in August of 1861 to recruit four battalions of sharpshooters. Men who answered his call became part of the 93rd New York Infantry Regiment along with companies recruited by Colonel John S. Crocker. The regiment was organized at Albany in February of 1862, with Butler serving as lieutenant colonel. The printing is still legible but as you can see in the images, there is paper loss to the center section and it has been rejoined by museum quality repair acid free tape. This is a great piece of Rifleman history from the early days of the Civil War.

Item #: A8877
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