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Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 ft; 1.8288 m
Object Name:
lottery wheel
Associated date:
1861-1865
Description:
Wooden draft wheel used during the Civil War. The names of men eligible for the draft were written on slips of paper and dropped into this wheel. An official pulled out names to fill the ranks of the Union army.
Transfer from the War Department, 1919
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Related Publication:
Rubenstein, Harry R.. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
Credit Line:
U.S. War Department
ID Number:
PL.025222
Catalog number:
25222
Accession number:
64127
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-2c9a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_516035