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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: 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:  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: 1918-08-07 

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

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,...

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: 1959-05-01 

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

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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: 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...

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.

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...

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)

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 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: 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...

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: 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: 1918-05-25 

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

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

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...

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