I’m hoping someone more knowledgeable can answer a question for me about my GGGrandfather’s Civil War Draft registration entry.
As far as I know, my ancestor never fought in the Civil War. According to the draft registration records, it appears that he was drafted 27 Aug 1863 out of Boggs Towwnship, Clearfield County PA (19th congressional district) but was considered exempt. The Remark left for him is:
“Exempt, One of Two [gons or yons?] elected”
It’s possible that it could read One of Two Year elected.
In any case, it seems to me that he elected to do something that in turn made him exempt from the draft. Any idea what this may have been? At first I thought that he was exempt because he had already served a year but this contradicts that there are no records of a prior enlistment.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you want to see the record, look up James Mease age 23, found in Civil War Draft registrations, 19th district, Vol 3 of 3, Class 1, A-Z by Enrolled, Drafted, and Sub., p. 63 (page 125 on ancestry)
Thanks. Any help would be appreciated!