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  • Draft Riot in Wisconsin, 1862
  • Lawrence H. Larsen (bio)
Lawrence H. Larsen

Mr. Larsen is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Wisconsin. He is currently writing a full-length biography of Glenn Frank.

Footnotes

1. Several secondary accounts emphasize economic and religious angles without citing primary evidence. Unfortunately none of the source materials available comment directly on the causes of the riot.

2. Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Wisconsin for the Year 1862 (Madison, 1863), p. 163.

3. "Statement of the claim of William S. Pors, A Account of the draft riot of Ozaukee C. Wis.," Executive Department, Administration and Organization of the Army, Ser. I, 5-11. This and other records cited from either the Wisconsin Executive Department or Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office are in Archives Division, State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Numerous newspaper accounts tell essentially the same story that Pors related.

4. Annual Report of Adjutant General, p. 163.

5. Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, Nov. 13, 17, 1862.

6. Ibid., Nov. 13, 1862.

7. Milwaukee Daily Wisconsin, Nov. 12, 13, 1862.

8. Edward Salomon to Edwin Stanton, Nov. 10, 1862, Executive Department, Administration, Military Letters and Telegrams, Ser. I, I, 5-6; Edward Salomon to Walter McIndoe, Executive Department, Letters Sent, Ser. I, I, 1-11.

9. Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, Nov. 13, 1862; Milwaukee Daily Wisconsin, Nov. 13, 1862.

10. Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, Nov. 13, 1862.

11. "R," Nov. 19, 1862, "Correspondence of Wisconsin Volunteers, 1861-1865." This is a ten-volume collection of newspaper clippings compiled by E. B. Quiner for his Military History of Wisconsin (Chicago, 1866).

12. Madison Weekly Patriot, Nov. 29, 1862; Madison Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 14, 1862.

13. Madison Weekly Patriot, Nov. 22, 29, and Dec. 6, 1862.

14. Ozaukee County Prisoners to Edward Salomon, Nov. 29, 1862, Executive Department, Ser. I, I, 5-11.

15. Edward Salomon to Edwin Stanton, Nov. 10, 12, 17, 24, 1862, and U.S. Officer Commanding at Camp Douglas to Edward Salomon, Nov. 14, 1862, Executive Department, Administration, Military Letters and Telegrams, Ser. I, I, 5-6; C. P. Buckingham to Augustus Gaylord, Dec. 8, 1862, Executive Department, Administration, Correspondence with U.S. and Other Governments, Ser. I, I, 1-7.

16. Edward Salomon to Edwin Stanton, Jan. 13, 1863, Executive Department, Ser. I, I, 5-6; In re Kemp, Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin (Chicago, 1879), XVI, 384-421; Fred Shannon, The Organization and Administration of the Union Army (Cleveland, 1928), II, 200-203.

17. Timothy Howe to Luther Dixon, Mar. 11, 1863, Timothy Howe Papers, State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

18. U.S. War Dept. (comp.), War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, 1880-1901), Ser. II, V, 190.

19. H. J. Turner to Augustus Gaylord, Nov. 19, 1862, Adjutant General, Incoming Correspondence, Ser. XXXVII, X, 1; Petitions from Ozaukee County Residents to Edward Salomon, Feb. 1, 15, 1863, and H. J. Turner to Edward Salomon, Dec. 22, 1862, and Jan. 7, 12, 1863, Executive Department, Ser. I, I, 5-11.

20. G. W. Fosler to Augustus Gaylord, Nov. 17 and Dec. 22, 1862, Adjutant General, Ser. XXXVII, I, 1.

21. C. P. Buckingham to Augustus Gaylord, Dec. 8, 1862, Executive Department, Ser. I, I, 7; "Pors Statement," and "Complete List of Rioters," Executive Department, Ser. I, I, 5-11; List of Persons, Residents of the State of Wisconsin, Reported as Deserters from the Military and Naval Service of the United States (Madison, 1867), pp. 66-213.

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ISSN
1533-6271
Print ISSN
0009-8078
Pages
pp. 421-427
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-02
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