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Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864

Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864

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Strong Historical Society

During the Civil War the Union drafted citizens into the military forces. If the draftee was influential or wealthy and could find a willing volunteer, he could pay that volunteer to enlist in his place. This was called a Substitute Volunteer Enlistment.

On September 5, 1864 at Auburn, eighteen year old James Skinner of Strong volunteered as a substitute for Clark A. Thompson of Farmington.


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