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Registration of those eligible under the Conscription Act begins in New York City

Wall Street, New York City, 1866, engraving
05/25/1863
Enrollment under the new draft law began in the nation's largest city under the direction of Colonel Robert Nugent, a wounded veteran of Fredericksburg and acting assistant provost marshal for the state's Southern District, which included New York City.  The enrolling officers hired began the register in the city's First Ward. The press reported that immigrants would be registered and that a Board of Examiners would determine their exact status later.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Draft: The Enrollment in this City," New York Times, May 26, 1863, p. 2. 

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