Lee expected his invasion of the North would increase the antiwar feeling in the Union. Instead, it had an opposite effect. Because Lee's army was poorly equipped, it lived off the countryside. Rebel soldiers took food and other supplies giving the civilians worthless Confederate money. In the towns they occupied, the Confederates levied tribute. They also seized free Blacks and sent them south to slavery.
I MUST RELY UPON THE PEOPLE FOR THE
DEFENCE OF THE STATE!
AND HAVE Called THE MILITIA for that PURPOSE!
A.G. CURTIN, GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA.
THE TERM OF SERVICE WILL ONLY BE WHILE THE DANGER OF THE STATE IS IMMINENT.