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Confederate broadside, "CAPT. CANDLER's REGIMENT." 9-1/2"x7-3/4", April 20, 1864, and reads in part: "...The CONGRESS of the Confederate States having extended the CONSCRIPT LAW to 17 and 50, I am authorized to raise a company for Capt. CANDLER'S command, composed of men within those ages...report to me immediately, near Homer, Banks County, Georgia. Pay and allowances same as regular soldiers of C.S. Army. Discharged men included." Authorized by D.H. McDONALD. Fold split, else very good condition. Candler entered the Confederate Army as a private in Co. H, 34th Georgia Infantry, on May 12, 1862. He was elected first lieutenant on May 17, 1862 and promoted to captain on October 26, 1862. He participated in the battles of Bridgeport, Richmond (Ky.), Baker's Creek (Miss.), Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, where he was wounded, and Jonesboro, where the bursting of a shell caused the loss of an eye. He was fond of saying that he returned home having "one wife, one baby, one dollar, and one eye." After the war he compiled The Confederate Records of the State of Georgia, (Atlanta, 1909-1911), The Revolutionary Records of the State Of Georgia, (Atlanta, 1908), and The Colonial Records Of The State Of Georgia, (Atlanta, 1904-1915). He served as Governor of Georgia from 1898 to 1902 and Candler County was named for him. After the organization of the regiment for which this broadside was issued to raise Capt. Candler was promoted to colonel. The unit was designated the 4th Georgia Reserves and ordered to Andersonville Prison. Previously, regular army guards such as the 25th Alabama Infantry had been detailed for this service, but in 1864 all such units had to report to the battlefields. According to Union primary sources, it was not until after the "old men and young boys" assumed the duty that conditions worsened as the Reserve forces were never drilled and lacked discipline. In fact, the establishment of the infamous "Dead Line" was to compensate for their lack of training. When the approach of Sherman's troops forced the closing of the prison, the 4th Georgia Reserves joined the Army of Tennessee as part of Gartrell's Brigade. They fought in the Carolina campaigns and surrendered with Johnston on April 26, 1865 near Greensboro, North Carolina. A rare opportunity to own the only known recruiting broadside for the notorious Andersonville Prison Guards. Previously unrecorded.
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Recruiting Broadside for the Notorious Andersonville Prison Guards

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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,000.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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