J.C. Connor letter about Civil War enlistments, Pittsfield, 1864

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J.C. Connor wrote to Maine Adjutant General John L. Hodsdon requesting that he not mention to the selectmen of Pittsfield that the coming draft might be delayed for months, as Connor was concerned that information would stop enlistments.

While Connor agreed with the selectmen that Pittsfield's quota was too large, he indicated the selectman had been making it difficult to recruit men and described them as Copperheads -- Democrats who opposed the war and sought peace with the South.

Pittsfield's selectmen in 1864 were A.P. McMaster, H.B. Connor and Alonzo Patten. J.C. Connor was a Pittsfield businessman and developer. J.C. Conner owned a general store on Main Street, and was involved with the construction of the Peltoma Bridge.

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  • Title: J.C. Connor letter about Civil War enlistments, Pittsfield, 1864
  • Creator: J. C. Connor
  • Creation Date: 1864-09-05
  • Subject Date: 1864-07-05
  • Location: Pittsfield, Somerset County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24.3 cm x 19.3 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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