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Putnam payment for conscription substitute, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by Cary Library

The Town of Houlton issued a receipt for payment to Black Hawk Putnam for obtaining a substitute for conscription.

Putnam had served as a captain in Co. E of the 1st Maine Cavalry, but resigned and was discharged in February 1863.

Putnam paid for Alexander Gervin to serve as his substitute. Gervin was mustered into the 3rd Maine on September 25, 1864.

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  • Title: Putnam payment for conscription substitute, Houlton, 1864
  • Creator: Town of Houlton
  • Creation Date: 1864-05-04
  • Subject Date: 1864-05-04
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: paper
  • Dimensions: 13.2 cm x 20 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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Cary Library
107 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
(207) 532-1302
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