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Item 11863

Enlistment and draft quotas, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1864-07-01

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100402

Letter regarding Pittsfield's Civil War enlistment quotas, Augusta, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Central Institute

Date: 1862-09-03

Location: Augusta

Media: ink on paper

Item 16111

Civil War Recruiting Poster, Houlton, 1862

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1862-09-08

Location: Houlton

Media: paper

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George Washington Pillsbury, Louisiana, ca. 1863

Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

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Soldiers' Monument and Library, Pittsfield, 1904

Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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Charles Weed's Certificate of Disability, 1862

Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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Benjamin Cole, Biddeford, ca. 1865

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… Item 31138 infoMcArthur Public Library If the quotas were not fulfilled, drafts were initiated. Men with money could pay bounties so that others…

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Civil War draftee advertisement, Biddeford, 1863

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

As the war progressed, cities and towns were given quotas for recruiting soldiers, either for 1 year or 3 year stints of service.

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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… each man who volunteered to fill Islesboro’s quota of twenty men. In total, Islesboro paid out for bounty $23,097 and furnished seventy-five men.