Army enlistment form, Houlton, 1867

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This form was used to certify that a particular volunteer to the Union Army during the Civil War was a substitute for another man who was subject to the military draft. This document states that Daniel Emerson, aged 42, substituted for Warren Mansur.

On the back of the document are four brief certifications and declarations. One states that Daniel Emerson is a suitable substitute and is signed by Elijah Sour, Provost Marshal; Capt. C.H. Chandler, Commissioner of Board, and Sumner N. Patten, Surgeon of Board.

The Declaration of Substitute is signed by Daniel Emerson and witnessed by Geo. R. Smith.

On the back of the document is a notation from the Adjt. Genls. Office, dated Augusta, Sept 17, 1867, that, "I certify that this is a true copy of the original enlistment paper now on file in this office, John C. Caldwell."

Also on the back is a handwritten declaration of payment to Daniel Emerson reads, "I hereby certify that I paid Daniel Emerson for Warren Mansur the sum of three hundred and ten dollars, is being the amount due said Daniel Emerson for becoming a substitute for said Warren Mansur in the military service of the U.S. on the twenty-fifth day of October, 1863. Rufus Manny."

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  • Title: Army enlistment form, Houlton, 1867
  • Creator: Board of enrollment of 4th District of Maine
  • Creation Date: 1867-09-17
  • Subject Date: 1863-10-20
  • Locations:
    • Houlton, Aroostook County, ME
    • Augusta, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 32.7 cm x 21.6 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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