1863 Enlistment Bounty - 1st New Hampshire Cavalry - Jumper Deserted - Signed by Governor Anthony Colby

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1863 Enlistment Bounty - 1st New Hampshire Cavalry - Jumper Deserted - Signed by Governor Anthony Colby

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Item #SQ3339401

Offered here is an interesting December 18, 1863 Civil War enlistment bounty for $305 made out to and signed by a William Brown. It carries a 5-cent tax stamp and is signed at the bottom by Anthony Colby, Provost Marshal of the Second Congressional District (and former Governor of New Hampshire from 1846-1847). Brown is listed in war records as having enlisted in the 1st New Hampshire Cavalry on this date, but he deserted and never joined the regiment. It's likely the man was a bounty jumper, enlisting and collecting hefty bounties several times.

The document measures 7 3/4" x 9 3/4". The paper is in good sturdy condition, not stiff, and not particularly delicate. Little wear to edges and corners.

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