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Daily Archives: February 9, 2012

Then & Now: Cost of Recruiting Soldiers

The cost of recruiting soldiers in five different states during the Civil War was printed in an article in Scientific American in 1862. The Results were as follows: The cost of raising soldiers under different State authorities varies very much.  In Wisconsin, 1,000 men cost nearly $100,000;  in Illinois, 1,000 men cost $42,000;  in New […]