Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864

Contributed by Strong Historical Society


During the Civil War the Union drafted citizens into the military forces. If the draftee was influential or wealthy and could find a willing volunteer, he could pay that volunteer to enlist in his place. This was called a Substitute Volunteer Enlistment.

On September 5, 1864 at Auburn, eighteen year old James Skinner of Strong volunteered as a substitute for Clark A. Thompson of Farmington.

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  • Title: Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864
  • Creator: James Skinner
  • Creation Date: 1864-09-05
  • Subject Date: 1864-09-05
  • Locations:
    • Strong, Franklin County, ME
    • Farmington, Franklin County, ME
    • Auburn, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: Ink on pre-printed paper form
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 21.4 cm
  • Local Code: ED.01.066.658
  • Object Type: Text

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Strong Historical Society
PO Box 133, Strong, ME 04983
(207) 684-3613

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