Cleveland: G. F. Lewis Publisher, Nov. 6, 1861. Single Issue. Broadside. 440 x 300 mm. ( 17 1/4/ x 11 1/2 inches). Printed in four columns. Folded, some minor separation at folds, edges folded and chipped, some discoloration from tape at top margin, otherwise good and sound.
Old Soldier's Advocate was published from 1858 through Reconstruction when it ceased publication in 1878. As the title suggests its’ cause was the enlisted man, the veteran and war widows and orphans. Many of its articles include information about pressuring government to insure pensions and benefits to military families.
This issue includes a description of General Fremont's removal from Command by President Lincoln, a synopsis of his address to his troops, reports from the field on Fremont's removal, report about various Union troop movements in the West, the resignation of General Winfield Scott, a column on payments to war widows and heirs, and a military pension report. One notice reads: "Apocryphal Report: Gen Beauregard is reported to have resigned his command of the rebels. Guess not."
The editor, Col. G. F. Lewis was the owner of the Bank of Cleveland as well as editor of the Old Soldier's Advocate and a woodcut illustration of the Bank appears in the fourth column.
OCLC list a number of scattered issues of Old Soldier’s Advocate in Americana collection around the country, but this issue is not cited on any of the library catalogues we visited. A look online at Newspaper.com shows that many of the article which appear in Old Soldier's Advocate were picked up by other paper, especially in the Midwest, although runs of the newspaper are not cited. (333. Item #333