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Dutchess County Civil War Draft Wheel used 1863 and 1864

DCHS is pleased to have as part of its collections the draft wheel used during the Civil War in Poughkeepsie in 1863 and 1864 to recruit from across the County. “Snippet view” from Platt’s 1905 History of Poughkeepsie.

Illustration featured in 1936 DCHS Yearbook

Obviously proud to be featuring something courtesy of the President of the United States, the 1936 DCHS Yearbook featured an illustration that now maintained by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, click here to connect image at PPLD.

Description of Draft itself

Edmund Platt’s 1905 History of Poughkeepsie, see page 185.

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