1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 8, 2021 11:14 AM by Tracy Skrabut

    Civil War Draftees Military Service List

    Seamus O'Reilly Newbie

      Where is there a civil war military service list for draftees.

      I am searching for Thomas Kelley born 1834 in Ireland. He lived in California from Cr 1853 to late1870.when he returned to Ireland. He became a US citizen on the 13th July 1868. He would have been eligible for the draft as he was 28 in 1862. I located six Thomas Kelleys in the draftee list on Ancestry.com. He could be one of them. I was unable to locate him on the Military service list in Fold 3. That list did not contain any draftees only volunteers. My question again. Where is there a civil war military service list for draftees

       

      Regards

      Seamus O'Reilly

        • Re: Civil War Draftees Military Service List
          Tracy Skrabut Adventurer

          Dear Seamus,

           

          Thank you for posting your request to History Hub.

           

          There are two series which may of be help to you, which I will link here from our catalog.

           

          Consolidated List of Men Subject to the Draft, 1863 - 1863

           

          https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2770210

           

          List of Men Who Were Drafted or Who Furnished Substitutes in the Supplemental Draft Call of July 18, 1864, 8/1864 - 11/1864

           

          https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2769066

           

          In order to search these lists for the record, you would need to try to narrow down more information on the specific gentleman you are searching for. In order to effectively search the consolidated lists, we would need to know the town or city in which he registered. Also, be aware that as an alien, he would not have been required to sign up for the draft.

           

          The actual draft records are held at the regional facility for the area in which he was drafted. If he did indeed register for the draft, you could also reach out to either our Riverside Facility or our San Bruno facility. I have linked both of their websites, which list the regional records they hold.

           

          National Archives at Riverside

           

          https://www.archives.gov/riverside

           

          National Archives at San Francisco

           

          https://www.archives.gov/san-francisco

           

          I hope this is helpful in your research!