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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… Library If the quotas were not fulfilled, drafts were initiated. Men with money could pay bounties so that others would serve in their place…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… for the military; hundreds of Biddeford men were drafted or volunteered to serve in the war. Women and men who remained in the city started a…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Society During the Civil War the Union drafted citizens into the military forces. If the draftee was influential or wealthy and could find a…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Source Materials

Dr. William R. Horner for proofreading draft text and providing needed edits. Jennifer Judd-McGee for her patience, proofreading draft text and…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Missouri Compromise: A Moral Dilemma

… waning months of 1819, the delegates continued to draft a new Maine constitution to prepare it for statehood.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Civil War

… civilian deaths, the flight of men avoiding the draft, and the emigration of young people in search of new opportunities in the west.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mt. Zircon Reservoir - Page 3 of 3

Sawyer, Sawyer & Moulton Copy of a Draft Contract between Rumford and Mexico Water District, Rumford, Maine…Contract for Stripping Basin Mt.

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Lincoln, Maine - Civil War

There were people in the Civil War who were drafted, which means that they were picked in a draft by the government, like a reserve to serve in the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Postscript: More Moving Buildings

… Island, writer Willa Cather (who wrote the final draft of her last book at the house), and Mrs. W. Rodman Fay of New York.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Adventures in Aroostook County - Page 2 of 3

… County X After high school, he was drafted into the army as a medical officer. Jeremiah went to Germany, where he was a dental hygienist…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Beniah Harding

… received a notice from Holliston that I was to be drafted, I wanted no part of the army so I went to the navy headquarters and inquired about a…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mt. Zircon Reservoir - Page 1 of 3

… the concrete core and gatehouse. According to a draft contract which gives an idea of the pay scale of those days, each laborer was to be paid…