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Item 99277

Title: William H. Jackson letter requesting employee exemption from Civil War draft, 1862

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: 1862-09-02

Location: Windham; Portland

Media: ink on paper

Item 98372

Title: Thomas J. Burgess, draft notice, Belfast, 1863

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society

Date: 1863-08-11

Location: Belfast

Media: ink on paper

Item 72480

Title: Charles W. Cole's Draft Notice

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: 1862-09-15

Location: Sebago; Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Letter to Francis Pratt from family, 1865

In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.