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FORM 30.

CERTIFICATE OF NON-LIABILITY, TO BE GIVEN BY THE BOARD OF ENROLLMENT.

We, the subscribers, composing the Board of Enrollment of the Third District of the State of New Hampshire
provided for in section 8, Act of Congress "for enrolling and calling out the national forces," approved March 3, 1863, hereby
certify that Albert G. Nims, Roxbury, of Cheshire county, State
of New Hampshire, having given satisfactory evidence that he is not properly subject to do military duty, as required
by said act, and the act approved Feb'y 24, 1864, by reason of furnished an acceptable Substitute,
is exempt from all liability to military duty during the term for which such Substitute shall not be liable to draft, not
Exceeding the time for which such Substitute shall have been accepted

DESCRIPTION.

DRAFTED.
NAME AGE. HEIGHT. COM-
PLEXION.
EYES. HAIR. WHEN.

WHERE,
Town and State.

BY WHOM. PERIOD.
    Feet. In.              
  Chester? Pike
  Provost Marshal, and President of Board of Enrollment.
  Francis A. Faulkner
  Member of Board of Enrollment.
Dated at West Lebanon,} Dixi Crosby
this 7th day of September, 1864.} Surgeon of Board of Enrollment.


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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: United States citizens faced compulsory military service for the first time during the Civil War. In the 1860s, both the Union and the Confederacy used military conscription to raise armies. During previous wars, such as the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, the United States had depended upon a small professional military to which was added the services of volunteers. At the time of the Civil War, however, not every United States citizen was obliged, when called upon, to serve in the armed forces. A person like Albert G. Nims of Roxbury, New Hampshire, could avoid military service by finding someone to take his place. Wealthier men frequently paid someone to be a substitute for them. Some substitutes promptly deserted the military and even sold their services again.

 

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Civil War Certificate of Non-Liability for Substitute

printer   Government Printing Office
creator   C. Pike
date   Sep 7, 1864
location   New Hampshire
height   7.75"
width   10.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L06.071


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