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Civil War

Benjamin Cole, Biddeford, ca. 1865

Benjamin Cole, Biddeford, ca. 1865

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McArthur Public Library

If the quotas were not fulfilled, drafts were initiated. Men with money could pay bounties so that others would serve in their place; this system was the cause of riots in other parts of the country, notably New York City.

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