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From the Campbell County History News - July  1999

After the first year or two of the civil war, the number of volunteers dwindled to near zero. The Union needed men to continue the war and so the Enrollment Act was passed and signed by by President Lincoln March, 3, 1863. Under the new draft bill, white males and aliens who had declared their intent to become citizens were eligible for the draft if between ages 20 and 45.

An article in the Kentucky Times Star on April 30, 1917 recalled the local Civil War draft and reprinted the notice received in June 1864 by Conrad Hafner of Newport. It read:

Provost Marshal's Office, Sixth District, State of Kentucky, June 23, 1864, Conrad Hafner, Campbell County, KY. You are hearby notified that you were legally drafted into the service of the United States for the period of three years in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Congress for enrolling and calling out the National Forces and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1863. You will accordingly report on or before the 29th day of June, 1864 at the place of rendezvous or be deemed a deserter and subject to the penalty prescribed therefor by the rules and articles of war. Transportation will be furnished you on presenting the notification at Covington KY., or the station nearest your place of residence. (Signed) Henry A Mitchell, Major 17th Regiment, V.R.C. Acct Provost Marshall, Sixth District of Kentucky. .

The list of drafted Campbell County men shown below was found in the Saturday Evening American for August 27, 1864. This newspaper was published in Covington and is found on microfilm in the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. The original article lists those drafted on the second supplemental draft for Kenton and Campbell Counties and mentions that Campbell County had 2208 tickets put in the wheel out of which 362 were drawn. The reader should be aware that transcription errors are likely due to smeared ink and small print on the microfilm.

Civil War Ponton Bridge over the Ohio River, Covington - photo did not appear in newsletter
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Name Name Name
Abring, Hannon Gosney, Jno Ott, Bernard
Aherling, Geo Gosney, Saml Otto, Henry
Albers, Geo Graden, John Owens, Aaron
Alford, Richard Gray, James J. Pearce, Melancthon
Allbrecht, Chris Gregg, James Pegan, Geo
Ambeck, Wm Greip(?), Charles Perry, Alexander
Amenn, John B. Grifton, Oliver Perry, John M.
Ammen, John Gubser, ?rendolin Perry, Samuel R(?).
Anderson, Geo Gubser, Saml Petry, Phillis
Anderson, Samuel Hag, John Phifer, Adam
Andrews, Wm Haldeman, John Phisterer, Wm
Anthony, Thos Hall, Berry Pohl, Geo
Ashe, Bernard Harris, Isaiah Price, John
Autry, William C Harris, Joseph Radcliff, George
Baldwin, T. Harrison, A. Radcliffe, John
Ball, E. B. Jr. Harrison, Frank Randall, Thos
Baridan, Wm W. Hartwig, Xavier Rape, Chas L.
Barnes, Chas Hatmaker, Lewis Raymond, Newton A.
Bartlow, Newton Hawker, Godfried Reeker, Henry
Baudeman(?), Fred Hayman, P. F. Regetz, Christian
Beagle, M. Warren Hays, Patrick Rehling, Fred
Beeser, Fred Hays, Samuel Reidinger, A.
Besschman. Herman Heins, Chas Reipsoltz, Samuel
Betz, Louis, Henderson, Alvin Reynolds, Lambert
Bickey, Humphry Henson, James Reynolds, Lawrence
Bloom, John Herman, Geo Rhodes, Xavier
Bodley, A. M. Hicks, H(?) T. Ritter, Joseph
Boker, Thomas, J. Hilger, Henry Roell, Jos
Boots(?), Jno. Hind, J. D. Roer, Chas L.
Bowen, Lewis Hissick, Jas B. Ryan, Patrick
Boyce, Newton Hodges, Merritt L. Sarell(?), Thraus(?)
Boyd James M. Hoefner(?), Sylvester Schabel, Mike
Brackey, R. S. Hoffman, James Schofield, Levi
Bradbury, John Hogus, Jacob Schroeder, Harmon
Brant, Dedrich Holly, Jas Schuner, Jas.
Bresline, Thos Hoopel, Geo D. Schwab, Robt
Briggs, M. R. Hoops(?), Jno Sedgwick, Matthew
Brimstone, George Horner, Jos H. Seiber, J. G.
Brinkman, Wm Howard, Geo II Seymour, Chas
Britt, Peter Hutchinson, Archy Shafer, Geo
Brogansmith, Henry Imperon. J. Sharber(?), Gotleib
Brooks, J. H. Ivington, Thomas Shaw, Jacob
Brown, Adam James, Chas Sight, Jno
Browner , Jos. Jenkins, Oliver P. Sikes, John
Bruce, James Jonakin, Wm Smith, Armstead
Bryant, Geo Jones, Jasper Smith, Ben F(?).
Buckman, Wm. Jones, Jos ?? Smith, Stephen
Buka, ____ Jones, Thomas L. Southgate, Wm
Burkamper, Henry Keifer(?), Jacob Spalding, Hiram
Burke, Richard Kelterer, Jos. Sphar, Daniel
Bushard, Valentine Killinger, Wm Spitzeberg, Jacob
Calhoun, Robert Kinney, Alexander Spriger, Chas
Campbell, Arch Kizer, James Sroute, Henry
Carmack, Saml Klaas, Frank Staffin, Peter
Carney, Jas F. Klime(?), M. A. Stark, Joseph
Carr, John Koefer, Wm Steidhonser, Henry
Carson, Jos Kort, Peter Stevens, John
Chalk, Nickolas Kramer, Michael Stillwell, Joseph A.
Chambers, Chas T. Kreutz, Abraham Stoll, Frank
Chaseman, Aaron Kruir, Henry Strahn(?), Sylver
Clark, Chas H. Kruse, Joseph Stroby, Conrad
Clark, Wm Kuer, Geo J. Sunderman(?), John
Clary, Frank Kyher(?), W. F. Surran(?), Thomas
Clinger, Conrad Lampre, Barney Sweitzer, Christian
Cluster, John Lang, Henry Taryln(?). D. O(?)
Cobb, W.(?) A. Lasure, Joseph Tatcher, James
Collins, Jno Lee, James Tate(?), Edward'
Conery, Martin Leming, J. Taylor, Jos. Jr.
Corcelus, Edward Lew, John Teller, J. R.
Cothoff, John Libba, Edwd Thompson, E.
Dameron, A. Libman, Louis Thompson, Frank
Dameron, W. K. Limberg(?), Wm Thompson, Joab
Daniel Fletcher Linfert, William Thompson, Wm
Darby, Jas A. Lininger, Adam Thompson. Julius
Daring, Allen Link, Chas Tommel, Michael
Davidson, E. M. Listerman, Henry Troutman(?), Wm
Day(?), Michael Littleton, Thomas Turner, Geo.
Demoss, Cyrus Lowe, Thos Ultz, Thos
Demoss, John C. Lumpkin, Beverly Umpater, Lawrence
Derrick, Joseph Lyon, Hamilton Wade, Daniel
Digman, Henry Maesselman, Adam Wagner, Lewis
Dilling(?), Andrew Mains(?), Wm R. Walter, Mathias
Dillman, Chris Mann, Chas Walters, Wm
Dillon, Philip Marchinot(?), Andrew Ware(?), Robert ?
Dober(?), John Marsh, Henry Washington, Geo.
Doering(?), ???? Marsh, Wm Weaver, Dan
Doernholfer, Henry Martin, E. A. Weaver, Jacob
Doirich, John Martin, John B(?). Weaver, John
Dredge, Chas Martin, Samuel Weaver, John
Dulin, Geo Martin, V. Weaver, John
Durkake(?), Henry McDaniel, George Webber, Chas
Dye, Theo McDaniels, Tim Wendel, Adam
Ebert, Adam McGrew, Jas T. Wendt, Charles
Emerson. Samuel McIntosh, Wm West, Samuel
Enswiler, Peter McKibben, John Wetscher, Killian
Eshler, Ellis McMicken, Wm White, David
Euker, Nickolas McNamara, Jas White, Wm
Evans, Edwin Meirs, Matthias Whitehead, Jas
Evans, Thomas Mell, Garrett Wilhelm, Ignaz
Fahs, John Menznuer(?), Fred Williamson, Jas T.
Farmer, Jno Miles, G. L. Wilson, H.
Farmer, Wm Milice(?), Frank Withett, Jas
Fisher, Henry Miller, John Wolfgang, Frank
Flehman, Conrad Miller, Wesley Woner, _____
Fleshman, Fred Minor(?), Robert Woodberry, Chas
Florer, John W. Mire, Wm Woodin, Joel
Fog?s(?), George Mitchell, Michael Wooster, High
Forstner, O(?) A. Mollyneaux, James Worsing, Augustus
Fowler, Thomas Moore, John Worth, David
Fox, Alfred Mordall, Geo Wright, Joseph
Fox, George Morris, Isaac Wright, Perry
Francis, Martin Mullin, Martin Yancey, Jos
Frescholtz, Joseph Newton, Isaac Yelton, James,
Garrett, Wm Nichols, Obed Yelton, Wm
Geighman, Wm Nichols, Wm Yelton. John H.
Gephard, George Nigmam, Jno Youtsey, Andrew J.
Goffey, Michael Nobloth, William Yuehlman, David
Good Joseph Oeitler, Wm O. Zink, Frank
Gosney, Coleman Orcutt, Milton
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