Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fact of the Day: American Draft

The first war the United States ever issued a draft on was during the American Civil War. Before that all major wars often were fought by men who were drafted by their state government or a local militia not the federal government and military. 

10 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

And they just lovvvvved the draft in places like New York City.
I pray we never have to bring that monster back.

Margaret D said...

Australia once had that, National Service it was called but it's no more for years now.

Lux G. said...

Ooh. Civil wars now mean a lot more to me.

Christine said...

Interesting

Pat Hatt said...

Hopefully it never ever comes back

Kati said...

Yeah, hopefully it's not needed again!

-Kati

A Beer for the Shower said...

We also hope it never comes back, even if it wouldn't apply to us because we're technically too old. Which is funny, considering I'm in way better shape than my 18-26 year old self ever was.

Martha said...

Drafts...scary stuff!

stephen Hayes said...

There were riots in New York when Lincoln ordered men conscripted.

bj said...

Hope the draft never has to be used again