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Record #:
10702
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On September 17, 1864, the Confederate Congress passed a law dropping the legal age for enlistment from 18 to 17. President Jefferson Davis opposed the law saying that it would \"grind up the seed corn of the Confederacy.\" Enlistment of youngsters closed the colleges of North Carolina and left many homes with no remaining males to do the difficult work of farming and harvesting. These youths, who were formed into the Junior Reserves, saw service in several of the last battles of the war in North Carolina, including those around Kinston, Plymouth, Ft. Fisher, and Bentonville.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 11 , Nov 1969, p16, il
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Record #:
19129
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In 1864, the number of Southern soldiers available for the war had dwindled after three years of hard fighting. To get more soldiers, the Confederate Congress changed the military age from to 18 to 45 and extended it to 17 through 50. McKethan reports on the service of these Junior Reserves, ages 17 to 18, in North Carolina. Among the places they saw action was in Virginia and in North Carolina at Kinston, Plymouth, Fort Fisher, and Bentonville.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 11, Aug 1943, p10-11
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Record #:
14362
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As the Civil War progressed, the Confederacy was faced with a dwindling supply of soldiers. To offset this, the Confederate Congress passed a conscription law, or draft. A section of the law, passed in early 1864, required 17-year-olds and men aged 45 to 50 to join up. The boys were called the Junior Reserves and the men the Senior Reserves.
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