The History of New York State
Book XII, Chapter 8, Footnotes

Editor, Dr. James Sullivan

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#1 F. W. Seward, "Life of William H. Seward," II, 256; also "Seward's Works," V, 225

#2 Gideon Welles, "Lincoln and Seward." II, 270.

#3 F. W. Seward, "Life of William H. Seward," II, 149.

#4 Edwin E. Morgan, Republican, 247,953; Amasa J. Parker, Democrat, 230,513; Lorenzo Burroughs, Know Nothings, 60,880; Gerrit smith, Abolition, 5,470.

#5 F. W. Seward, "Life of William H. Seward," II, 351.

#6 Ibid., II, 441.

#7 M. Halstead, "National Political Conventions of 1860," p. 48.

#8 Alexander K. McClure's "Life of Lincoln," p. 171.

#9 Edwin D. Morgan, 358,272; William Kelly, 294,812; James T. Brady, 19,841.

#10 New York "Tribune," February 5, 1861.

#11 Alexander's "Political History of New York," II, 366.

#12 Ibid., III, 10.

#13 New York "Herald," October 23, 1861.

#14 "Daniel S. Dickinson's Life, Letter and Speeches," II, 530

#15 Cook & Knox, "Public Record of Horatio Seymour," pp. 32-43.

#16 Alexander's "Political History of New York," III, 35.

#17 "Lincoln's Works," II, 227.

#18 Cook & Knox, "Public Record of Horatio Seymour," pp. 45-58.

#19 New York "Tribune," September 17, 1862.

#20 Oberholtzer's "Life of Lincoln," p. 237.

#21 Horatio Seymour, 306,649; Wadsworth, 295,807.

#22 Oberholtzer's "Life of Lincoln," p. 242.

#23 T. W. Barnes, "Life of Thurlow Weed," II, 485.

#24 Alexander's "Political History of New York," III, 59.

#25 F. W. Seward, "Life of William H. Seward," II, 159.

#26 T. W. Barnes, "Life of Thurlow Weed," II, 428.

#27 New York "Tribune," July 15, 1863.

#28 New York "Tribune," July 15, 1863.

#29 Nicolay-Hay, "Abraham Lincoln," Vol. VII, p. 26.

#30 Cook and Knox, "Public Record of Horatio Seymour," p. 152.

#31 Ibid., p. 156.

#32 :The results of the draft in the State were disappointing. Of 77,862 conscripts examined 53,109 were exempted for physical disability or other causes, 14,073 paid commutation, 6,619 furnished substitutes, and 2,557 went personally into the service. During the year 1863, however, nearly 50,000 volunteers were raised in the State and sent into the field."--Ellis H. Roberts, New York, "The Planting and Growth of the Empire State," II, 669.

The unpopularity of the Draft system was as evident in other States as in New York; and the armies of the South were similarly embarrassed. The Northern Draft of July 18, 1864, for 500,000 men resulted in the drawing of 231,018 names, of whom 138,536 reported; 82,531 were exempted outright; and the total draft in all States of the North amounted to only 56,005, of whom more than half provided substitutes. In New York the accumulated county, State, and National bounties amounted to $677 for a new recruit and an additional $100 for a man who had seen service. Enlisting in one State, securing the county, deserting on the way to the front, enlisting again in order to receive a second bounty, became too common a practice. Of a detachment of 626 recruits from New Hampshire for the Army of the Potomac in 1864, 137 deserted on passage to the front, 82 to the enemy's picket lines, and 36 to the rear, leaving a total of 370 men. More than 41% deserted.--See Rhodes' "history of the United States," Vol. IV, p. 420 et se. quoted by Usher in "The Rise of the American People," p. 339, footnote.

#33 Alexander's "Political History of New York," III, 78.

#34 New York "Tribune," October 1, 1863.

#35 Cook & Knox, "The Public Record of Horatio Seymour," 168-176; quoted by Alexander.

#36 Ibid.

#37 New York "Herald," September 11, 1863.

#38 Chauncey M. Depew, Republican, 314,347; David B. St. John, Democrat, 284,942.

#39 In Senate: 21 Republicans and 11 Democrats. In Assembly: 82 Republicans and 46 Democrats.

#40 F. W. Seward, "Life of William H. Seward," III, 197.

#41 Nicolay-Hay, "Abraham Lincoln," IX, 251.

#42 Alexander's "Political History of New York," III, 126.

 

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