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This Exhibit Contains 8 Items
1
Charles W. Cole's Draft Notice

Charles W. Cole's Draft Notice

Item 72480 info
Sebago Historical Society

Each soldier received a draft notice after his name was drawn and he was expected to show up on the date stated.


2
Charles Weed's Certificate of Disability, 1862

Charles Weed's Certificate of Disability, 1862

Item 73342 info
Sebago Historical Society

Charles Weed was not a healthy and able bodied man, so he went to the authorized physician in Raymond to obtain this certificate.


3
Charles Weed's Draft Notice September, 1864

Charles Weed's Draft Notice September, 1864

Item 73343 info
Sebago Historical Society

In spite of being declared disabled for service in the army, Charles Weed was drafted again in 1864. He was ordered to appear in Portland on the specified date. One-way transportation was furnished.


4
Sebago votes to raise money to pay soldier's bounties,  1862

Sebago votes to raise money to pay soldier's bounties, 1862

Item 67448 info
Sebago Historical Society

The town held a series of meetings to vote to raise the money to pay volunteers to fill the expectations of the town's enlistment quota.


5
Roll Call of Volunteers to meet Civil War Drafts

Roll Call of Volunteers to meet Civil War Drafts

Item 67485 info
Sebago Historical Society

A list was made to record the names of volunteers for each draft throughout the war. Men were allowed to obtain a substitute, who would then get the bounty money, or they could pay $300 to be have their name removed.


6
Sebago Bounty Reimbursement Claim Questions, 1869

Sebago Bounty Reimbursement Claim Questions, 1869

Item 70440 info
Maine State Archives

After the claim for reimbursement was submitted, the state questioned some of the names on the list.

A number of men were from other towns, and Sebago had to prove that they had actually paid the soldier.


7
List of Veterans who were paid a bounty by the town of Sebago, 1868

List of Veterans who were paid a bounty by the town of Sebago, 1868

Item 70441 info
Sebago Historical Society

After the war, Daniel Hill and John Martin traveled to Augusta to submit this list of volunteers and subs who had been paid a bounty.


8

Item 70439 info
Sebago Historical Society

The state again questioned these names, and Sebago had to send further proof that they had paid the bounty to each man before they could be repaid.


This Exhibit Contains 8 Items