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Bids taken for beef cattle for the US government’s military use

Bids taken for beef cattle for the US government’s military use

Wyndridge Farm

As the Civil War moved into its second year, the Federal government found itself with a shortage of beef cattle to feed the seemingly ever-expanding Union armies. Ads were taken out in various newspapers across the North to seek bids from contractors to supply cows. Among the collection points for the cattle secured by this government bid process was York, Pennsylvania.

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