Title: Board of Military Enrollment - Enlistment Premiums Paid (1864 - 1865)
Extent: 0.46 Cubic Feet
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Scope and Contents: Form / hand written receipts of “premium” or “head money” payments made to individuals or recruiters presenting new or veteran soldiers as part of quota for Rhode Island. Includes date, names of recruit & individual receiving payment, term of enlistment, regiment assigned, place of accreditation & amount with payments ranging from sixty to one hundred & fifty dollars. Includes men enlisted for First Light Artillery; First Second & Third Cavalry; Third, Fifth & Fourteenth Heavy Artillery, Second & Seventh Infantry; Fifteenth US Infantry; Seventh US Colored Troops, US Navy, First Army & Hancock Corps.