Union Draft Handbook

Date:
1863

This handbook stated that all the males between the ages of 25 and 45 were eligible for the draft. But poor vision in the right eye or missing fingers on the right hand could keep a man out of the army. Disabilities like these made it hard to fire a rifle.

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, 17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0070
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park