Clipped From Caribou County Sun

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 - Civil War Draft Agent Lost Life in Notifying...
Civil War Draft Agent Lost Life in Notifying Draftees A tombstone In a cemetery near Washington, Ind., bears this curious curious inscription: "In memory of Eli McCarty . . . killed while notifying notifying drafted men." Wounded in one of the early battles battles of the Civil war, Captain Mc-Cartv Mc-Cartv Mc-Cartv left the Union army m March, 1862, and became a government government agent enrolling men for the draft. Aroused by the news of the draft a group of southern sym pathizers vowed to shoot a government government agent on sight. McCarty was their unfortunate victim.

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  1. Caribou County Sun,
  2. 19 Apr 1945, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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