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.
About This Item
- Title: Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864
- Creator: James Skinner
- Creation Date: 1864-09-05
- Subject Date: 1864-09-05
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- United States. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
- Recruiting and enlistment
- Bounties, Military
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
For more information about this item, contact:Strong Historical Society
PO Box 133, Strong, ME 04983
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