Draft Evasion in the North during the Civil War, 1863–1865

  title={Draft Evasion in the North during the Civil War, 1863–1865},
  author={Peter Karsten},
This parody of a popular song of Civil War America dramatizes the massive intrusion of the federal government into the personal lives of virtually all Northern families between 1863 and 1865. Between July 1863 and April 1865, four national drafts resulting in a call of 776,829 men took place. Of these men, only 46,347 actually were held to service in the Union army. A eonbination of volunteers and substitutes, many of whom were paid large bounties to enlist, comprised the bulk of the one… 

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