Milton Class II Draft List – 1863

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | January 15, 2019

Here follows a June 1863 US military draft list of Milton’s seventy-five married men aged between 35 and 44 (Class II). (Those aged 45 and over were exempt from military conscription).


[Class I comprises all persons subject to do military duty between the ages of twenty and thirty-five years, and all unmarried persons subject to do military duty above the age of thirty-five years and under the age of forty-five. Class II comprises all other persons subject to do military duty.]

SCHEDULE II. – CONSOLIDATED LIST of all persons of CLASS II, subject to do military duty in the first Congressional District, consisting of the Counties of Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap, and Carroll, State of New Hampshire, enumerated during the month of June, 1863, under direction of Capt. John S. Godfrey, Provost Marshal.

Residence. Name. Age 1st July 1863. White or Colored. Professions, Occupation or Trade. Place of Birth (Naming the State, Territory, or Country). Former Military Service. Remarks.

Milton

  1. Burrows, James, 40, white, farmer, New Hamp., none
  2. Burrows, Giles, 44, white, farmer, Maine, none
  3. Carr, Francis, 37, white, laborer, Ireland, none
  4. Chamberlain, Samuel G., 36, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  5. Dixon, Ichabod, 40, white, shoemaker, Maine, R.I. Cavalry, dischgd
  6. Dore, Isaac B., 42, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  7. Dore, Elliot F., 40, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  8. Dore, George W., 38, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  9. Downs, Joshua H., 37, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  10. Edgerly, Hiram V.R., 37, white, shoemaker, Vermont, none
  11. Fernald, Eli, 35, white, blacksmith, Maine, none
  12. Foss, Benjamin W., 42, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  13. French, Thomas P., 44, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  14. Furber, Charles A., 39, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  15. Gerrish, James L., 35, white, farmer, New Hampshr, none
  16. Gerrish, Josiah W., 38, white, farmer, Maine, none
  17. Goodwin, John E., 42, white, shoe manufacturer, New Hampshire, none
  18. Goodwin, Shepard K., 40, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  19. Guptill, James, 35, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  20. Hanscom, James, 35, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  21. Hanson, John M., 43, white, mill hand, Maine, none
  22. Hanson, Walter S., 38, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  23. Hart, Cyrus F., 42, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  24. Hayes, Leonard, 39, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  25. Hayes, Charles C., 40, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  26. Hayes, Luther, 43, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  27. Hill, Daniel W., 36, white, farmer, New Hampshire, 5 Me. Vol., dischgd
  28. Horne, Charles F., 40, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  29. Horne, Benjamin, 37, white, laborer, New Hampshire, none
  30. Huntress, William H., 37, white, hotel keeper, New Hampshire, none
  31. Hussey, William B., 39, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  32. Hussey, Edward R., 37, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  33. Jenness, Joseph, 39, white, stabler, New Hampshire, none
  34. Jewett, David, 39, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  35. Jewett, James J., 41, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  36. Jones, John P., 43, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  37. Jones, Nathan Jr., 40, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  38. Jones, George H., 37, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  39. Jones, Ezekiel R., 36, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  40. Leighton, Cyrus, 36, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  41. Leighton, Lewis L., 38, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  42. Lucas, John, 38, white, carpenter, Maine, none
  43. Lyman, George, 35, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  44. Maine, William, 43, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  45. Miller, Jonathan, 40, white, blacksmith, New Hampshire, none
  46. Nute, Stephen Jr., 44, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  47. Nute, John P., 37, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  48. Nutter, John W., 44, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  49. Palmer, John N., 40, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  50. Palmer, Daniel E., 41, white, physician, New Hampshire, none
  51. Pierce, Oliver, 39, white, shoemaker, Maine, none
  52. Plummer, Joseph, 44, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  53. Plummer, John H., 35, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  54. Reed, Lewis D., 38, white, hotel keeper, New Hampshire, none
  55. Remick, Moses H., 43, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  56. Rines, Joseph G., 39, white, mason, New Hampshire, none
  57. Runnels, Alvah, 37, white, blacksmith, Maine, none
  58. Sanborn, Joseph, 42, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  59. Sawyer, Charles A., 41, white, depot master, New Hampshire, none
  60. Stanton, John, 41, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  61. Swasey, Joseph P., 38, white, tailor, New Hampshire, none
  62. Swasey, Henry S., 42, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  63. Tebbetts, Ebenezer, 43, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  64. Townsend, Joseph, 40, white, mill hand, England, none
  65. Tuttle, William P., 40, white, miller, New Hampshire, none
  66. Varney, Seth W., 43, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  67. Varney, John B., 37, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  68. Varney, Jonas M., 35, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  69. Wakeham, Joseph B., 40, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  70. Wallingford, David Jr., 43, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  71. Wentworth, Hiram V., 44, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  72. Wentworth, John C., 41, white, shoemaker, New Hampshire, none
  73. Whitehouse, Henry D., 39, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  74. Whitehouse, Josiah, 44, white, farmer, New Hampshire, none
  75. Young, Thomas, 41, white, shoemaker, New Hamp, none

Colonel James B. Fry, Provost Marshal General U.S., Washington, D.C.

STATION: Headquarters first Congr. Dist. of New Hampshire. DATE: June 30, 1863. John S. Godfrey, Provost Marshal.


Of these 75 men, 30 (40.0%) were shoemakers, 29 (38.7%) were farmers, 3 (4.0%) were blacksmiths, 2 (2.7%) were hotel keepers, 2 (2.7%) were mill hands, 1 (1.3%) was a carpenter, 1 (1.3%) was a depot master, 1 (1.3%) was a laborer, 1 (1.3%) was a mason, 1 (1.3%) was a miller, 1 (1.3%) was a physician, 1 (1.3%) was a shoe manufacturer, 1 (1.3%) was a [livery] stabler, and 1 (1.3%) was a tailor.

William H. Huntress, Joseph Plummer, Lewis D. Reed, and Hiram V. Wentworth appeared also in the US Excise Tax of 1864.

References:

National Archives. (n.d.) Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865. NM-65, entry 172, 620 volumes. NAI: 4213514. Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War), Record Group 110

Author: Muriel Bristol

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