The History of the Civil War Draft in Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1915 - 204 pages
 

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Page 37 - ... his labor for support. Sixth, the father of motherless children under twelve years of age dependent upon his labor for support. Seventh, where there are a father and sons in the same family and household, and two of them are in the military service of the United States as non-commissioned officers, musicians, or privates, the residue of such family and household, not exceeding two, shall be exempt. And no...
Page 37 - Fourth, where there are two or more sons of aged or infirm parents subject to draft, the father, or, if he be dead, the mother may elect which son shall be exempt.
Page 37 - Vice-President of the United States, the judges of the various courts of the United States, the heads of the various executive departments of the government, and the governors of the several States. Second, the only son liable to military duty of a widow dependent upon his labor for support. Third, the only son of aged or infirm parent or parents dependent upon his labor for support.
Page 11 - Post-Office of the United States; all ferrymen who are employed at any ferry on the post road; all pilots; all mariners actually employed in the sea service of any citizen or merchant within the United States; all engineers and pilots of registered or licensed steam-boats and steam-ships, and all persons exempted by the laws of the respective States from military duty, on sufficient...
Page 13 - That after the 15th of this month bounty and advanced pay shall not be paid to volunteers for any new regiments, but only to volunteers for regiments now in the field and volunteers to fill up new regiments now organizing, but not yet full.
Page 25 - ... proceedings. I trust it will not become necessary to employ force in order to enforce the law and maintain peace in your community, but should it become necessary I shall not shrink from the responsibilities which the laws impose upon me. Your county and its several towns and wards have been justly and fairly treated in the apportionment of the number of men required, and leniency was even shown you by extension of time in order that volunteers or substitutes might be provided. If bloodshed should...
Page 82 - ... demands of us action and sacrifice in its behalf, that efforts to patch up a temporary peace or obtain it by concessions to traitors, are not only dishonorable, but tend to protract the war and make it more expensive and dangerous — we hope to see Wisconsin unite all her energies, without distinction of party or sect, in prosecuting the war with the utmost vigor. Let us sustain the government and prosecute the war with a will and determination that shall carry the conviction to the minds of...
Page 24 - I have taken steps to have the perpetrators and abettors of these crimes promptly arrested. They, as well as every person interfering with or resisting the draft, will be arrested and punished according to the Proclamation of the President of the United States, of September 25th, 1862.
Page 25 - As chief executive officer of this State, .it is my duty to execute this draft. A sufficient military force has been employed to protect the officers who have been trusted with the execution of this law in your county, to enforce obedience to it, and promptly to suppress any tumultuous or riotous proceedings. I trust it will not become necessary to employ force in order to enforce the law and maintain peace in your community, but should it become necessary I shall not shrink from the responsibilities...
Page 82 - ... utmost vigor. Let us sustain the government and prosecute the war with a will and determination that shall carry the conviction to the minds of traitors, that obedience to the legally constituted authorities is the only course left to them; that our Government must be respected. The Union must stand, and we shall soon see the principles of liberty and equality re-established in every part of our National domain, firm as the rock of ages, there to stand a blessing to the world, an enduring monument...

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