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Town of Cumberland

Cumberland Civil War bounties, 1864

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MMN Item 13804 Item Details
Cumberland Civil War bounties, 1864
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Description

Document recording the list of subscribers for the Town of Cumberland to provide bounty money to pay for substitute soldiers in the Civil War.

Many Maine towns paid for substitutes to serve in the army during the Civil War because of the necessity of keeping men at home to keep the town viable.

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