RESOURCE:

Draft Letter

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/23/2010

The Union Conscription Act of March 3, 1863, provided that all able-bodied males between the ages of 20 and 45 were liable to military service, but a drafted man who furnished an acceptable substitute or paid the government $300 was excused.


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