This article from the growing "CIVIL WAR" folder in the Hamilton Library Local History Collection tells the story of James Meredith who was assigned the duty escorting those individuals who chose to collect bounty money in order to replace one of their more affluent friends and serve time as the affluent citizen's replacement. Then, as now, there were those who took the money, and ran. The situation became so common that it was decided to bring in an individual who would be sure that those who collected the bounty money fulfilled their military duty. Meredith was the no-nonsense man for the job. Despite offering him bribes to look the other way, he escorted the slackers to the appropriate military base for induction into the military. After the war, James Meredith went on to become a valued member of the Trenton Police force.