This is a document about the town of Andover's participation in Civil War. This record includes: Personal army records of Andover residents - including parents, birthday, date of muster, rank, promotions, unit and discharge date; Regimental history and summary; a tabular statement of Andover bounties, recruits, receipts, expenditures, etc; and an Index of names.
The record has been compiled and presented for the sake of posterity, to remember the willingness to serve and honor the exceptional bravery of the town's soldiers. In the election of 1860, Andover supported Lincoln, making a decisive stand against slavery and for the preservation of the Union.
When Union forces were forced to surrender Fort Sumter to the Confederate Army, Lincoln issued a call for volunteer soldiers from the state militias to increase Union forces to 75,000. Although there were no battles in Andover during the Civil War, the national conflict affected the town as it not only answered Lincoln's call, but exceeded what was asked of them.The federal government established a quota of enlistees for every northern town, setting Andover's at 293. The town responded with 15 men more than the required number - one out of four men in Andover served in the Civil War. This is a remarkable item for any Civil War collector, as it paints a picture of one small town's big contribution during this era of our nation's shared history. P ublished in 1875 , this book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION!!!
For its age and especially to be 145 YEARS OLD!!! And firmly bound with no tears and no stray in-text markings. This book measures 6" X 9 1/2" and is complete with 232 pages. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!
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