Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
World War I Draft Registration Cards

Milwaukee Public Library - World War I Military Portrait Index

Wisconsin War Letters

Read More About It

"To Raise an Army: The Draft Comes to Modern America" by John Whiteclay Chambers



Interesting Fact:

Two men from Wisconsin were awarded the Medal of Honor during World War I, John O. Siegel of Milwaukee and Clayton Slack of Madison.

Study Questions:

  • How many Wisconsin casualties were a result of World War I?
  • Are there any sites in your community name after World War I veterans? What are they?
  • How many people from Wisconsin participated in World War I?

    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Wisconsin's experiences in World War I:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society

    U.S. historical events that occurred on June 6:

    1933: The first drive-in movie theater opens.
    1944: Allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy during World War II.

  • June 6

    June 6, 1917: All Wisconsin cities and counties reported a complete draft registration - a total of 218,700 men - for involvement in World War I.

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