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Drafted Men at Chicago & Northwestern Station

Date: 05 25 1918
Description: Elevated 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.

Troops Leaving Menomonie

Date: 07 16 1918
Description: Elevated view of the departure of the drafted soldiers at the Menomonie railroad station, with a crowd present to see them off.

Draftees Leaving Madison

Date: 05 25 1918
Description: A crowd watching as drafted men leave Madison via the Chicago Northwestern railroad station.

Nixon and Draft Bill

Date: 09 28 1971
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. T...

World War I Draftees

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

Jefferson County Draft Board

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...

Draft Registration

Date: 08 30 1948
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...

U.S. Army Draftees

Date: 10 16 1948
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...

First Draftees from Madison

Date: 11 22 1948
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...

"Dump the Draft"

Date: 02 24 1971
Description: Poster advertising a public forum on repealing the draft. Four participating locations are listed, all in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Features a represent...

$30 Reward

Date: 02 01 1864
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: 09 24 1864
Description: Page from the Waukesha "Daily Freeman" newspaper listing draftees from Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Menomonee, Muskego, Vernon, Genesse, Summit, Delaf...

Offer of Receiver of Commutation Money

Date: 11 23 1863
Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.


Date: 09 05 1917
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,...

World War I Draftees

Date: 08 07 1918
Description: Five Sauk County draftees pose on the day they left for Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

End the Draft

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...

Union Civil War Draft Notice

Date: 08 28 1862
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...

Selective Service Officials

Date: 05 01 1959
Description: Lieutenant General Lewis B. Hershey (left), national selective service director, confers with his Wisconsin counterpart, Colonel Bentley Courtenay.

Draftees Sent to Camp Custer

Date: 1917
Description: Group of WWI draftees assembled in front of the Ozaukee County Courthouse. In the background a man is holding up a flag between the center columns of the b...

"No Draft Press"

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...

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