Casefile Clues

07 April 2011

Civil War Draft Registration Riley Rampley


This is part of the Civil War Draft Registration for Riley Rampley which was recently released on Ancestry.com as their the in their collection of Civil War materials.The entry for Riley indicates he was living in Walker [Township] Hancock County, Illinois. His age, and that of his brother John, are left off the registration. In fact several registrations further down on the page also contain no age listed. Riley was white and listed as a farmer. The second half of the page indicates that Riley and his brother, as well as several others on the page, had already enlisted.

I'm not certain why the Rampley's registration is incomplete, but it is.