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Poster

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Date: 1864-02-01 

Description: List of Civil War draft-dodgers issued by the Provost Marshal's office, Fifth District of Wisconsin.

Date: 1961-11-06 

Description: Certified professional secretary Mary Rubado, who is a personnel assistant at the Wisconsin State Headquarters of the Selective Service System.

Date: 1863-11-23 

Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.

Date: 1971-09-28 

Description: President Nixon signs a draft bill in the Oval Office of the White House while Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird (second from the left) and others watch....

Date:  date unknown

Description: Cartoon drawing of a man standing in profile, sweating while working at a commercial pants pressing machine marked: "No Draft Press." He holds out a card t...

Date: 1959-05-01 

Description: Lieutenant General Lewis B. Hershey (left), national selective service director, confers with his Wisconsin counterpart, Colonel Bentley Courtenay.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Extra. The Draft!

Date: 1864-09-24 

Description: Page from the Waukesha "Daily Freeman" newspaper listing draftees from Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Menomonee, Muskego, Vernon, Genesse, Summit, Delaf...

Date: 1918-05-25 

Description: View of draftees at the Northwestern depot on their way to basic training and then France. Nearly 3,000 Madison men joined the war effort.

Date: 1918-07-16 

Description: Elevated view of the departure of the drafted soldiers at the Menomonie railroad station, with a crowd present to see them off.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War

Photograph

Draftees

Date: 1917-09-05 

Description: Eight men drafted to serve in World War I stand on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse. They would leave that day for the newly constructed Camp Grant,...

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Description: Group portrait of the Jefferson County Draft Board. From left to right are Dr. G.L. Smith, John Welch, E.T. Hayhurst, G.J. Kispert, F.W. Hoard, O.C. Werthh...

Photograph

Draft Registration

Date: 1948-08-30 

Description: R.F. Suchomel, left, registering for the draft at Draper School. The volunteer registrar is Mrs. Albert (Alma) Weber. Walter J. Lawrence, clerk of boards n...

Date: 1961-11-06 

Description: Certified professional secretary Molly Foye sits at her desk at the Wisconsin State Headquarters of the Selective Service System. She is the secretary to C...

Date: 1918-05-25 

Description: A crowd watches as drafted men leave Madison via the Chicago Northwestern railroad station.

Date: 1862-08-28 

Description: A Commissioner's Notice of the draft, beginning on the first of September. On the first two days, claims of exemption from military service were to be hear...

Photograph

U.S. Army Draftees

Date: 1948-10-16 

Description: Sgt. Tom Sorenson, processing sergeant for Madison area U.S. army draftees, briefing the first recruits to be processed through the Madison army recruiting...

Date: 1948-11-22 

Description: The first Madison draftees under the new selective service law who were inducted. Left to right are: Dean Raemisch, James Everhart, Norman Chump and Carl W...

Date: 1952-05-08 

Description: Adolph Maasen (left), the leader of a group of state farmers claiming prejudice against farmers by the State Selective Service, observes Colonel Bentley Co...

Date: 1918-08-07 

Description: Five Sauk County draftees pose on the day they left for Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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