Bounty jumpers were men who enlisted in the Union or Confederate army during the American Civil War only to collect a bounty and then leave. The draft of 1863 allowed individuals to pay a bounty to someone else to fight in their place rather than be drafted. Bounty jumpers commonly enlisted numerous times in the army, collecting many bounties in the process.
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... Bounty jumping could be a capital offense ... In 1864 three bounty jumpers were executed on the parade grounds of Camp Morton in Indianapolis, Indiana ... At Governor's Island in early 1865, bounty jumper James Develin was executed he had been turned in by his wife after she caught him with another woman ...
Famous quotes containing the word bounty:
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep. The more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)