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Madison Zouaves for the War Poster | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

Poster

Madison Zouaves for the War Poster

Madison Zouaves for the War Poster | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Poster calling for volunteers for the Civil War, claiming "Highest Bounty And Pay!".
DESCRIPTION
Poster calling for volunteers for the Civil War, claiming "Highest Bounty And Pay!".
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11296
Creation Date: 1862
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 3-5317
Original Dimensions:12 x 17 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
To find 124 volunteers, these twelve-by-eighteen-inch posters appeared on Madison bilboards and buildings in August 1862. The Zouave recruting officer WM. F. Vilas, the twenty-one-year-old son of Mayor Levi P. Vilas. William F. Vilas graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1858 at the age of eighteen and received a a law degree from a New York law school in 1860. The papers of William F. Vilas are held in the manuscript collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
SUBJECTS
Battles
Civil War, 1861-1865
Recruiting and enlistment

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