Colonel Johnson's poster

The Government of the Confederate States is pledged by the unanimous vote of its Congress … never to cease this War until Maryland has the opportunity to decide for herself her own fate, untrammeled and free from Federal Bayonets …

So states the lovely recruiting poster seen above (click picture for larger version). It was issued by Maryland Confederate Colonel Bradley Johnson on his arrival in Frederick, Maryland on 8 September 1862.

Today’s Frederick News-Post features the historic document in an article about the Museum Shop, Richard and Vicky Kornemann’s art sale and conservation business in Frederick.

I hope the document’s owner will make it available for public viewing–it looks like a great piece.

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