Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Civil War Draft in Wisconsin


Read More About It

"Wisconsin and the Civil War" by Frank Klement

"Wisconsin in the Civil War: the Home Front and the Battle Front" by Frank Klement

"Soldiers When They Go: The Story of Camp Randall" by Carolyn Mattern


Vocabulary:

surrendered
discontinue
recruiting
discharge
drafted
mustered


Interesting Fact:

During the entire Civil War, 1,144 men from Wisconsin were draft dodgers, failing to report for duty.


Study Questions:

  • How many Wisconsin men were drafted during the Civil War? How many were killed during the war?
  • What does it mean when a person is mustered into the army?
  • How many men from your community fought in the Civil War? Who from your family was in the Civil War?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Wisconsin in the Civil War:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on April 13:

    1743: Thomas Jefferson is born.



  • April 13

    April 13, 1865: Four days after General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General U.S. Grant, an order came from the war department to discontinue recruiting in Wisconsin and to discharge all drafted men who had not yet been mustered into the army.


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