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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 9:35 p.m. PST

"They say that there is always someone who will make money out of a war and the Civil War was no exception.

One of the ways that some people tried to make a quick buck was to enlist in the place of someone who did not want to enlist for a fee. Having received the money, these con men (known as bounty jumpers) would then desert and enlist again somewhere else to receive another bounty payment…"
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Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 7:04 p.m. PST

And be caught, then shot.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 3:55 p.m. PST



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