Carlisle Herald, "Proclamation by the Governor"
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September 11, 1862
The Carlisle Herald publishes Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin's proclamation on September 11, 1862 in which he calls for "able-bodied loyal men of Pennsylvania" to join military companies in response to the threat of Confederate forces at Hagerstown, Maryland. "By authority of the President of the U.S. 50,000 of the freemen of Pennsylvania, are hereby called for immediate service to repel the now eminent danger from invasion by enemies of the country," as Governor Curtin explains.
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