From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/11/1862, p. 2, c. 3
TO SOLDIERS AND THEIR FRIENDS. – I am getting up a very neat HEAD BOARD for graves, painted white and lettered, for $6. Sample to be seen at my shop. SIGN PAINTING of every description and small jobs of plain painting executed at short notice.
E. W. ALLEN,
5th street, near Broad.
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