RALLY ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS! CHARGE ON THE PAYMASTER. AND GET YOUR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. CONGRESS AT LAST FOUND TIME TO DO SOMETHING FOR THE SOLDIERS! THE BILL FOR THE EQUALIZATION OF BOUNTIES IS THE LAW, AND THOSE WHO FIRST PUT IN THEIR CLAIMS ARE THOSE WHO FIRST GET THEIR MONEY.

Winchester, Illinois: Democratic Print. [1866]. Attractive folio broadside, measuring 11-1/2" x 17-1/2" by sight. Housed in a wood frame 20-3/4" x 26-3/4." Light scattered foxing and old folds, a couple of short fold separations in margin. A variety of bold type sizes and styles, within a decorative border. Very Good.

This eye-catching, evidently unrecorded broadside features the iconic Screaming Eagle, wings spread, and holding a banner which reads, "Charge on the Paymaster." Henderson's name and address are printed at the bottom: "John G. Henderson, Atty at law, and WAR CLAIM AGENT, Naples Ill."
The Equalization Act, whose terms the broadside recites, became law in July 1866. It provided additional bounties to men, or their families and heirs, who had been honorably discharged after three years' service; and smaller bounties to those honorably discharged after two years' service.
Born in Greene County, Illinois in 1837, Henderson became a teacher and then a "prominent" lawyer. He practiced law in Naples, Scott County, Illinois, until 1866; and then in Winchester until 1877, when he became a judge. He then resumed the practice of law. [History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois. Springfield: 1885. Page 714.] Henderson also became something of an authority on Naples' archeological Mounds, dating to the year 100 A.D. His work on the Mound Group was noted in the case of Juliet Wade v. Drew Lewis, 561 F. Supp. 913 [N.D. Ill. 1983].
Not located in Graff, Sabin, or on OCLC or the online sites of AAS, Boston Athenaeum, LCP, University of Illinois, Newberry as of July 2022. Item #38501

Price: $2,000.00