Confederate veterans plea for help, Richmond, 1884

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The R.E. Lee Camp No. 1 of Confederate Veterans in Richmond sent flyers to institutions in the North seeking assistance for disabled Confederate veterans.

The flyer noted that the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, had "responded with a noble willingness and fraternal sentiment" but that more help was needed. The flyer apparently went to banks, bankers, manufacturers, insurance firms and merchants.

The "Appeal for Help" notes that the Confederate veterans "have no government to support or provide for them." The R.E. Lee Camp sought funds to organize a veterans home.

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About This Item

  • Title: Confederate veterans plea for help, Richmond, 1884
  • Creator: R.E. Lee Camp, Richmond, VA
  • Creation Date: 1884
  • Subject Date: 1884
  • Town: Richmond
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 28 cm x 21.5 cm
  • Local Code: Broadside 460
  • Collection: Maine broadsides and flyers
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
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(207) 774-1822 x219

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