Fundraising, 19th-century style

Fundraising, 19th-century style

Sheridan's ride. [Cincinnati?, 1865?]

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This small eight-page pamphlet evocatively conveys the grim post-war reality faced by many Union Army veterans. It contains several Civil War-themed poems, including "Sheridan's Ride' and "Our Soldiers' Families, a prologue delivered on the occasion of an amateur performance of Hamlet, for the benefit of the soldiers' families in Cincinnati, February 6, [18]65." But its true purpose as a fundraising aid for disabled veterans is made clear by the front cover text: "This book for sale. Patronize the honorably discharged, one armed soldier. GIVE AS YOU WISH."

Adopted in memory of Jack Larkin by his friends and colleagues in the Clark University History Department

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