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In the north,a man could avoid conscription by hiring a substitute.This practice was unheard of for the most part in the south. In southern culture of the period,men had a very martial attitude.Most southern soldiers were small farmers,and had a very strong opinion of what a man's duties were to his nation and his family. To them,the idea of getting someone else to do their duty for them was hateful,and not a practice to engage in. This information can be found in "The South Was Right" by James and Walter Kennedy and also the US Library of Congress.

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Q: Could wealthy Northerners pay others to fight for them during the civil war or was that only done in the South?
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During the US Civil War, rich men could pay others to take their place. During the Vietnam War, rich men entered wealthy colleges to obtain "draft deferrments." Also, wealthy men could pay $300 to avoid being drafted. This upset many poor people, and the Civil War was also now know as the "Poor Man's War". It earned this title because so many poor men, and poor slaves were fighting for money, and were forced to fight.


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No but they could have been by some people who were rich. And rich people were usually up north were there were more factories owned by northerners. But to answer you're question, i honestly don't know!


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That much is true in almost any conflict, the middle and lower class do the fighting and the dying while the wealthy and privileged pull the strings. Very few slave owners ever carried a rifle or a musket. Rural farmers came out of the Southern States--Kentucky, Tennessee, etc; unlike Northerners, they could not afford the legal practice used in Northern states of "buying" a stand-in for their military duties. Towards the end of the war, plantation owners and the wealthy landed class in the South took up arms to bolster the tremendous losses they suffered in a last heroic effort to "save the glorious South".


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The military-minded South thought they could wipe out any namby-pamby Northern troops in a few quick battles. The North assumed the South was bluffing when it talked about seceding from the USA and provoking a civil war.

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