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14 July 2013

Draft Registration Cards are Not Just For Those Who Served

Remember that draft registrations were meant to include all men who were eligible to be drafted. These registrations do not include only men who were drafted, but all those who usually were within a specific range of ages at the time of the registration.In the United States there were the largest registrations during the Civil War and World Wars I and II.

1 comment:

  1. I have an ancestor whose WWI draft card states that he is ineligible due to one leg being shorter than the other. The registrar is his own brother. In the WWII draft card, where his brother is NOT the registrar, no mention is given of a leg issue. Hmmmm.