Showing posts with label The American Civil War Posters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The American Civil War Posters. Show all posts

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.