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Guide to the Thomas Cavanagh certificate of exemption from the Civil War draft 1977.543

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New York (State). Board of Enrollment. 2nd District.
Title: Thomas Cavanagh certificate of exemption from the Civil War draft
Dates: 1863
Abstract: Certificate stating that Thomas Cavanagh of Brooklyn, N.Y. is exempt from the Civil War draft because he found an acceptable substitute to serve in his place. The certificate is issued from the New York State Board of Enrollment, 2nd District, and is signed by Samuel I. Maddox, Provost. It is dated September 24, 1863.
Quantity: 0.01 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0071
Call Phrase: 1977.543
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Cavanagh, Thomas

Document Type

  • Certificates

Subject Topics

  • Draft -- New York (State)

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State) |x History |y Civil War, 1861-1865

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Thomas Cavanagh certificate of exemption from the Civil War draft, 1977.543, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Acquired from an anonymous donor, 1965.

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