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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,...

Date: 1952-05-08 

Description: Some of the nearly 70 farmers and their wives from nine Wisconsin counties gathered in the state assembly chamber to hear a discussion of farm deferments b...

Historical Essay

Civil War Draft Drum

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Military draft raffle drum used to select draftee names in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Civil War, 1863-1864. (Museum object #1966.174)

Date: 1971-02-24 ca.

Description: Poster advertising a public forum on repealing the draft. Four participating locations are listed, all in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Features a represent...

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Description: Group portrait of World War I draftees dressed in suits, posing in front of the Court House.

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Poster depicting an American eagle battling a Prussian eagle. Behind them, airplanes are flying towards an explosion. Poster text reads: "Join the Army Air...

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.

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

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: 1961-11-06 

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

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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...

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.

Historical Essay

The World War II Home Front

The Benefits and Costs of War

Discover how World War II affected daily life in Wisconsin.

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...

Classroom Material

Civil War Draft in Wisconsin

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

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: 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...

Historical Essay

The Civil War Home Front

How the Women of Wisconsin Helped Win the War

Discover how women on the Wisconsin home front helped win the Civil War.
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