Small Handbill- CATTLE! CATTLE! For the Army in 1863.


1863 call for Cattle for the Union Army, in the Department of Ohio.

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Only three by three inches approximately, this small printed handbill was issued through the Department of the Ohio in 1863, by the Chief of Commissary of Subsistence Lt. Col. C. L. Kilburn.

The handbill advertises proposals for 1500 head of cattle, being four years or older, to be received by October 17th, 1863 by “loyal citizens of the United States only!  They were to be delivered to Camp Nelson, Kentucky.  More…

Condition is excellent.  First one of these I have seen.  Not your Blood and Guts mainstay that everybody wants, but no doubt a very important part in sustaining the troops.

USPS  Priority  $3.00