Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 25, 1863: "Substitute Wanted"


Conscription created a demand for substitutes in wartime Richmond. From the Daily Dispatch.
Substitute wanted.

--A farm of two hundred and thirty acres, in Hanover, near Peak's Turn-out on the Central Railroad, or the highest price in Confederate money, will be paid for a suitable man to go as a Substitute in the army. Apply at the store of Geo I Heering, 56 Main street.
jy 25--2t*

Substitute wanted.

--Any person wishing to get a Substitute can get one at the New Market Hotel, who can bring good recommendations.--Would prefer to go in the cavalry, but would go in any other branch of the service.
jy 25--2t*

Substitute wanted.

--One of good character and 45 years of age. Call for four days at No. 113 Main street.
jy 25--1t*

Substitute wanted.

--An able bodied man, over the age of 45; none need apply unless native born; a liberal price will be paid. Apply for the next three days to "A B C, " Congress Hall, Franklin st, near Ballard House.
jy 24--2t*

Substitute wanted.

--$4,000 will be paid for one who will suit. Address "P." at the Dispatch office, to-day or to-morrow.
jy 24--2t*

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