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From: "Blaine O'Connell" <>
Subject: [GM-L] Re. Civil War Subscription Inquiry
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 08:06:23 -0600
The universal concensus is
A subscription was when a person paid someone else to serve in their place,
and was an acceptable practice for a man with family responsibilities.
Thank you to all who responded. I wish he hadn't done that because those military and pension records sure would come in handy now. Of course, if he had served, who knows if I would be here doing this research right now.