THE CIVIL WAR
List of elligble men for military service from the Town[ship] of Princeton

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Admin/Biog History Compiled by James M. Stimson, Assessor for Princeton Township. The Federal government authorized the draft in early August 1862. On August 8, 1862 the War Department issued orders to the governors of the states to enroll all able bodied men. On September 10, 1862 Governor Salomon called an Extra Session of the Wisconsin Legislature and urged the enrollment of every able-bodied man between the ages of 18 and 45 in the State Militia. This would create a pool of men to draw from when further calls for volunteers to fight in the Civil War would be required. It would also be usefull if the draft had to be enforced. The sheriffs of each county were directed to make up these rosters and appoint deputies to assist. The complete list was to be to the Adjutant General's office. See Quiner, "Military History of Wisconsin", pp. 138-140, for more details.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1862
Abstract Two page list on 8" x 24" paper of ablebodied, free white men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, elligble for military service from the Town[ship] of Princeton, Green Lake County, Wisconsin. The list contains 193 names. This was in compliance to, August 8, 1862 War Department orders to the governors of the states to enroll all able bodied men for the draft.
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.5.84
Object Name List
Subjects Civil War
Militias
Draft
Draft resisters
Green Lake
Title List of elligble men for military service from the Town[ship] of Princeton
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