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Date: 1959-05-01 

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

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: 1971-09-28 

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....

Poster

$30 Reward

Date: 1864-02-01 

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

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.

Historical Essay

The World War II Home Front

The Benefits and Costs of War

Discover how World War II affected daily life 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:  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: 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...

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...

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...

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)

Photograph

End the Draft

Date:  date unknown

Description: Couple walking towards the camera across a parking lot. They are wearing "END THE DRAFT" signs which are tied with string around their necks. He has his ar...

Date:  

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: 1918-08-07 

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

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

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: 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.

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