Civil War Union Documents
$300 Union Commutation Money Substitute Bounty Form
1864-Dated Civil War Period, Partially-Printed Document, Commutation Money for the Union town of Newark, New Jersey, $300 Substitute Bounty Form, Choice Extremely Fine.
This is an original 1864 dated, Civil War Document Form Signed, “D M Wilson” as Receiver of Commutation Money, measuring 4.25” x 8.75” and showing he received $300.00 from a Henry Lange to pay for a “Substitute” Replacement Soldier for the Union Army. It is well printed in sharp, deep black on a white wove period paper. At that time, by furnishing Three Hundred Dollars, a drafted man could buy his way out of his Union Army service for the price of $300. Overall, this rarely seen printed form appears bright, fresh and very nice, being boldly headed, “Office of Receiver of Commutation Money.” A most important and historical Civil War period document.