1863 : The Draft Continues During the Civil War

October 30, 2021 all-day

Drafting continues in Michigan.

To fulfill the necessary federal quota of troops, Michigan continued drafting for the Union army. At the end of this call, 6,383 men were drafted. After reducing that number for men who were exempt or paid the $300 commutation fee, 261 men were delivered to the induction center in Grand Rapids.

Source : Michigan History magazine, October 2003.

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