1863 – (Civil War) Conscription reinstated

Another draft was instituted in the State of Wisconsin. Unlike the 1862 conscription, it did not have a set quota. 14,933 men received draft notices, but the vast majority were exempted on medical or other grounds, paid a legal fee to be exempted, or simply failed to show up. Another 262 paid someone else to go in their place. Just 628 who were drafted actually served. [Schoonover, Lynn. History of the Civil War Draft in Wisconsin, page 56]