Photographs can be powerful connections to the past.
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources, 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.