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The Northwestern, July 1864

Bounty Election

The election on last Thursday in this city resulted in a large majority in favor of raising $80,000 Bounty Tax to secure Volunteers to fill the quota of the city on the last call of the President for 500,000 men.

The Draft!

The city is now paying two hundred dollars local bounty for Volunteers.

Come in out of the Draft!


We are on our way to obey Father Abraham’s last call, and if there is any man that we owe, or, that owes us, he will please call at the Northwestern Office and settle up.

Oshkosh, 3rd August, 1864

Closing of the Stores:

The merchants of this city have generally signed a paper agreeing to close their respective places of business, on account of the President’s Proclamation for a Fast.

The President will soon issue a proclamation of pardon for all deserters who will return to the army.

Dinner for Wisconsin Solders in Virginia
The old members of the 2d sent an ample supply of good things to provide a splendid Christmas dinner for their old comrades still remaining with the Potomac Army.
We understand that supplies for a New Year's dinner for
Wisconsin Boys in the Iron Brigade, in Virginia, have not accumulated to any very large extent. There ought to be generous contributions for the object. We believe turkeys, &c., will still be received at the rooms of the Soldier's Aid Society, in the Capital, up to 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Wisconsin State Journal, December 22, 1864