I am currently researching a member of the 3rd Maryland Cavalry, Hugh Clemons. He moved from Upstate NY to live with his sister in Georgia just before the war and then was "pressed" into service with the 26th GA Infantry. He deserted during the Gettysburg Campaign and took the oath and joined the 3rd MD Cav. After the war he returned home to Luzerne NY and was an active (town postmaster/supervisor) and well-respected member of the community and an officer in his local GAR post (even accompanying General Grant's body from nearby Mt. McGregor). Were many northerners "pressed" into the service? It seems that if this was the case, Clemons was a Yankee galvanized Yankee, did that situation happen often? I know you have researched these "galvanized" Yankees and would be interested in any further info you might have on the subject. Thanks.
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