Hingham, Massachusetts Raises Troops
Under Lincoln’s Draft Call
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On February 1, 1864, Lincoln called for an additional 200,000 men to fill Union ranks. The town of Hingham needed 34 men to meet their quota, and used this broadside to advertise the muster. CIVIL WAR.
Broadside. “War Meeting! An Adjourned Meeting of Citizens liable to be Drafted into the Military Service of the United States...”
Hingham, Mass., February 13, 1864. 1 p., approximately 11¼ x 16¾ in., matted and framed to 18¾ x 24¼ in.
Israel Whitcomb was secretary of the Hingham rallying committee, organized to recruit soldiers and solicit donations to meet the town’s quota of troops. The Hingham committee had assembled (and voted itself out of existence) for Lincoln’s earlier draft calls.