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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.

Date: 1918-05-25 

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

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...

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: 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.

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: 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.

Read about roles of Wisconsin men and women in World War II, on the battlefield and on the home front and the prosperity the war effort brought.

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

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

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: 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...

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: 1959-05-01 

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

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: 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...

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: 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....

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...

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