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From: "Donna Mohney" <>
Subject: Re: [PABEAVER-L] Civil War draft
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 23:39:27 -0800
Don't know how to check on this but I do know that my great-great
grandfather Valentine Mohney was called for service in the Civil War. His
wife Sarah Anne Mulkin(s) was in a wheelchair and they had young children.
Her brother took Valentine's place and was killed. Valentine was called up
again but the war was over before his company was called up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Bowers <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 6:48 PM
Subject: [PABEAVER-L] Civil War draft
> I was just poking around the Beaver County Genealogical Society's Web
site and found the list of men drafted for Civil War service during 1862.
> I found my ancestor Dell W. Lesnett (which I expected) but also noticed
> that Michael P. Nye, another ancestor was listed. Never before have I seen
> any indication that he served in the Civil War. I believe I've checked all
> of the rosters in the county histories.
> I realize that it was quite easy to avoid service so that I suspect he
> didn't actually serve. Does anyone know how to check this out, though? Is
> there a listing of people who avoided the draft by paying someone else to
> take their place or received an exemption? Or did I simply miss Michael's
> listing in a regimental history?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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