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Gov. Edward Salomon's request for volunteers, 1862

State of Wisconsin. Proclamation To the people of Wisconsin [requesting volunteers for increasing the Union Amy] ... Done at Madison this 8th day of July, A. D. 1862

Governor Edward Salomon issued this proclamation requesting more volunteers in the summer of 1862. Under order from the War Department, Salomon promised each volunteer enough money to care for dependent family members and emphasized the benefits of volunteering for the Union cause.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
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Creator: Salomon, Edward
Pub Data: Madison, 1862.
Citation: Wisconsin (State) Governor. Edward Salomon. Proclamation To the people of Wisconsin (requesting volutneers for increasing the Union army)... Done at Madison this 8th day of Juoy, A. D. 1862. (Madison, 1862); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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