1863 June 25: List of Men in Town of Clifton Subject to the Draft
A “list of persons subject to military duty” who lived in the Town of Clifton in Pierce County in 1863. As we learned in a recent post, the forthcoming draft would be done by town (township) rather than by county.
The entire document has been transcribed below. It is followed by a digital image of the first page of the original document, which is in Pierce Small Series 32, records of the Town of Clifton Assessor, at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University Archives and Area Research Center. Notes that were made after the original list was compiled are in bold and italics.
List of Persons Subject to Military
Duty, Residing in the Town of Clifton, County of Pierce,
State of Wisconsin, enrolled between the Thirteenth and Twenty-
fifth day of June pursuant to Sec. 7 and 8 Chapter 242,
General Laws of 1863, by Osborn Strahl, Assessor.