Showing posts with label America Civil War. Show all posts
Showing posts with label America Civil War. Show all posts

1 June 2012

British veterans of the American Civil War


 It is a photo of British veterans of the American Civil War of 1861-65. The British veterans had gathered in London in 1917 to welcome the American troops on their way to Fight in France during World War One. Among them is (I believe ) a Sikh gentlemen sitting near the centre.

26 March 2012

The American Civil War: Recruitment Posters. Union & Confeds

 Not looked into American Civil war recruitment/propaganda posters so it was a nice suprise to find these on a War forum. Judging by the poster money was a big incentive to sign up. Most of the men one assumes were from poor backgrounds and $13-$23/month + bonus and $100 when its over was good enough to swell the Union numbers sufficiantly.
Confederation side this time but alone the same lines as the Union poster. $25 clothes allowance and $50 sign up bonus makes it sound appealing for the mid to late 1800's. Touring public meetings to induce men to sign up was a standard event.