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Draft dodging

The draft dodger
Draft Dodging:
As with all wars using conscription, there are those unwilling to participate. Reasons are financial, religious, opposition to a cause or sometimes common sense. All of these were common in the War Between the States which was dramatically shown in the motion picture, Gangs of New York. As always, the most effective remedy was wealth. In the North it was frequently a lack of support for the cause. In the south (like my characters from Charleston) there was support of the cause, but not necessarily at the cost of one’s own skin. Our friend Shakley, was a master at profiting by all of the above. Read More 
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