Wanted / Twenty-Five or Thirty Recruits / For the Nottoway Artillery Com- / pany, Commanded by Capt. Wm. C. Jeffres, / Now Stationed at New Fair Grounds, Near Rich- / mond. / Person wishing to join will report in person / to Orderly Sergeant John A. Robertson, at / Rocky Mount, or to Capt. W.T. James. / Capt. Jeffress begs leave to refer to Capts. / James and Bridges; Together with their Lieu- / tenants, also to Hon. Jas. S. Bocock [complete text]

[Richmond, VA?, 1861?]. Printed broadside, 9 3/4 x 7 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type, a rare survival of a Confederate recruiting poster, apparently printed while the unit was stationed near Richmond during the early months of the Civil War. William Calvin Jeffress (1823-1895) was an 1843 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, living with his wife and two children on their Nottoway County, Virginia, farm and practicing law at the outbreak of the conflict. The Nottoway Light Artillery was organized in June, 1861, with men recruited in Nottoway County. The unit served in western Virginia and east Tennessee, then was assigned to A. Leyden's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Tennessee. It participated in the campaigns from Chickamauga to Atlanta, then was reported at Macon, Georgia in September, 1864. The battery disbanded during the winter of 1864-1865. Following the war, Jeffress resumed his life as a farmer and lawyer in Nottoway County. Not in Parrish & Willingham, Hummel, or "More Virginia Broadsides." Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Cropped closely at right margin (not affecting text), lightly creased from folding, some minor spotting and browning to paper. (#5361). Item #58319

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