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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 15, 1862

Conscription Substitution Regulations Published

On this day the Southern Confederacy of Atlanta printed the regulations on providing a substitute for military service. This provision, along with a similar one adopted later in the North, led many on both sides to refer to the Civil War as a “rich man’s war, but a poor man’s fight.”

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