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1862 October 29: Draft to Take Place November 10

November 4, 2012

Not all Wisconsin counties met their quota of new enlistments, so a military draft will take place in November, according to The Prescott Journal of October 29, 1862.

From the State Journal [Madison, Wis.].

The Draft.

It will be seen by the order of Adjutant General GAYLORD [Augustus Gaylord], published to-day, that the draft will take place on November 10th, instead of November 5th, as we stated the other day.

— In this State the draft, for 5,000 nine months men, will begin on the 10th of November.  We give the list of counties in which the draft is to be made, with the number to be drafted from each county.  It will be seen that the St. Croix Valley is free:

         . Brown County 155
Buffalo 16
Dane 114
Dodge 264
Door 63
*Dunn  —
Green 97
Green Lake County 74
Iowa [County] 223
Jefferson 63
Kenosha 180
*Kewannee [sic]  —
Lafayette 148
Manitowoc 438
Marathon 19
Marquette 131
*Milwaukee  —
Outgamie [sic] 99
Ozaukee 529
Pepin 74
Racine 194
*Rock  —
Sheboygan 205
*Shawanaw [sic  —
Vernon 12
Washington 807
Waukesha 181
Waushara 5

*The returns from Milwaukee being yet incomplete, and those from the counties of Dunn, Kewaunee, and Rock, and Shawanaw [sic]¹ not yet made to this office, the quota for those counties will be announced when complete.

1.  Shawano County; Shawanaw is a township in Shawano County.

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