Civil War Draft Wheel

Description
Wooden draft wheel used during the Civil War. The names of men eligible for the draft were written on slips of paper and dropped into this wheel. An official pulled out names to fill the ranks of the Union army.
Transfer from the War Department, 1919
associated date
1861-1865
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 ft; 1.8288 m
ID Number
PL.025222
catalog number
25222
accession number
64127
Credit Line
U.S. War Department
subject
Civil War
related event
Civil War
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Exhibition
3 East Landmark
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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