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Record Group Number: 000171
Series/Collection Number: .S 1418
Creator: United States. Army.  --Corps Area Headquarters, 4th.
Title, Dates: Lists of Florida draft evaders in World War I, 1920-1922.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by county or municipality.
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Biographical/Historical:     The local draft boards that administered the conscription of men in the United States for service during the First World War reported to United States Army Corps Area Commands. Local boards in the Southeast reported to the Fourth Corps Area Command with the names and hometowns of men who were inducted, rejected, or had failed to respond to orders to report for induction. The Corps headquarters then published the names of those evading conscription to identify those men who were in violation of the draft laws so that they could be apprehended and prosecuted.

Summary:     This series contains lists of those men reported as draft "deserters" from the Army in Florida during World War I. The Fourth Corps Area Headquarters published these names in newspapers or posted them in public places. The lists also contained the citations of law or regulations under which evaders could be seized.

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Subject Access Fields: United States. Army.  --Corps Area Headquarters, 4th.
Draft Florida
Military administration.
World War, 1914-1918 Florida
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