previous next

The Exemption act Believes no one in service.

Many persons are of the opinion that the exemptions apply to soldiers already in the army (especially to conscripts under the first law,) and that the act provides for their release from the service. This is a mistake, as will be seen by the following extract from ‘ "General Orders No. 82,"’ just issued from the War Department, containing instructions for the execution of the late Conscription law.

‘"V. Exemption.--The Exemption act will be construed prospectively, and does not authorize the discharge of any one enrolled or in service prior to the 11th day of October, 1862.""’

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
October 11th, 1862 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: