Zebulon Knight enlistment receipt, Scarborough, 1864

Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum


Zebulon Knight, a Civil War volunteer from Scarborough, signed this document acknowledging his receipt of $400 from fellow Scarborough volunteer, Freedom Milliken, for Knight's enlistment on Scarborough's quota. James W. Libby witnessed the signing.

Knight enlisted as a private in Co. C of the 12th Maine Infantry on September 17, 1864. He was mustered out on July 22, 1865.

During the Civil War, the state and towns paid bounties to individuals, no matter where they lived, in in order to meet the quotas established by the state for each community.

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  • Title: Zebulon Knight enlistment receipt, Scarborough, 1864
  • Creator: Zebulon Knight
  • Creation Date: 1864-09-08
  • Subject Date: circa 1864
  • Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 19.05 cm
  • Local Code: 1965.51.98
  • Object Type: Text

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156

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