American Recruiting Kit
American Recruiting Kit – This kit contains enough forms and posters to perform a recruiting scenario. Includes:
- Continental Army Recruiting Poster – This poster appeared in New York in 1776, and includes all the text of what a soldier can expect to receive when enlisting.
- Army Organization Chart – This poster, from 1778, shows the pay rates of every soldier in the Continental Army as authorized by Congress in February, 1778.
- Recruiting Authorization – This handbill clearly outlines the duties and responsibilities of a recruiting officer, including the filling out of expense reports to account for money spent recruiting soldiers.
- Cavalry Recruiting Instructions – In 1778 the army tried to recruit “Young gentlemen of property and spirit” into a cavalry brigade.
- Six 1776 enlistment forms – These small forms were used in the New York area in 1776 to enlist soldiers for Continental Service.