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Descriptive List of Substitute Deserters, Civil War, 1863


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Descriptive List of Substitute Deserters, New York State Archives, NYSA_A4111-78_B4_F2_1863_10_01
Document Description
Descriptive list of Civil War substitute deserters enlisted at Oswego, NY, October 1 1863. The list contains names of soldiers who were hired to enlist in the Union Army as substitutes for men who had been drafted. Some substitutes never showed up for duty even though they had been paid beforehand.