Jo Davies Co., 1863
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Who was Philander King?
It is 1863, and the Civil War leaves few families untouched.
Though Illinois has raised large numbers of volunteers, the federal government has had to draft more. It is the first draft in the history of the new nation, and Philander King is concerned about his family and what will happen to them if he is drafted.
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