Draft Registration Card, 1917

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Title

Draft Registration Card, 1917

Alternative Title

World War I Draft Registration Card

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans

Description

The draft registration card for Andrew Jackson (1893-1937). Approximately 24 million men registered for the draft between 1917 and 1918. The cards recorded name, age, date and place of birth, race, and occupation, and a corresponding registrar's card listed physical features.

Andrew Jackson was born in July 1893 in Sparr, Florida, though his draft card lists May 16 as his birthday. Little is known about his early life. He registered for the draft, like many, on June 5, 1917, and was inducted into the United States Army in August 1918. From September 1918 to July 1919, Jackson served as a private in Company M of the 807th Pioneer Infantry. The unit served in a technical capacity, constructing and repairing infrastructure, and this work often brought them in direct action with the enemy. Jackson was discharged on July 9, 1919. He returned to Florida and married his wife, Lucille, with whom he had three children. He worked for the Flroida East Coast Railroad until his death on November 4, 1937. He is buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery at Section A Grave 216.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

War Department, Office of the Quartermaster General, Selective Service System

Source

Digital reproduction of original draft registration card, June 5, 1917: Selective Service System, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, M1509, 4,582 rolls.

Publisher

War Department, Office of the Quartermaster General, Selective Service System

Date Created

ca. 1917-06-05

Contributor

Jackson, Andrew

Format

image/jpg

Extent

188 KB

Medium

1 draft registration card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Palatka, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the War Department, Office of the Quartermaster General, Selective Service System.

Rights Holder

This resource is not subject to copyright in the United States and there are no copyright restrictions on reproduction, derivative works, distribution, performance, or display of the work. Anyone may, without restriction under U.S. copyright laws:

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This resource is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only. For more information on copyright, please refer to Section 5 of Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.

Curator

O'Neil, Rhiannon

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Dalessandro, Robert J. and Gerald Torrence. Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009.
Florida Department of Military Affairs. "Andrew Jackson." Online database with images, FloridaMemory. Sparr, Florida. Army Box 8. Accessed October 29, 2018. https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/198899.
Keene, Jennifer D. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Litwack, Leon. Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1998.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "db=IntermentControlForms&
h=1439231" target="_blank">Andrew Jackson." U.S. National Cemetery Control Forms, 1928-1962. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida. Record Group 92. Accessed October 29, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
db=IntermentControlForms&
h=1439231.
Selective Service System. "db=WW1draft&
h=9631613" target="_blank">Andrew Jackson." U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Palatka, Florida. NARA microfilm publication M1509, Roll 1556926. Accessed October 29, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
db=WW1draft&
h=9361613.
U.S. Census Bureau. "db=1900usfedcen&
h=34140089" target="_blank">Andrew Jackson." 1900 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Sparr, Marion, Florida. Enumeration District 0095. NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240174. Accessed October 29, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
db=1900usfedcen&
h=34140089.
U.S. Census Bureau. "db=1930usfedcen&
h=78670669" target="_blank">Andrew Jackson." 1930 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida. Enumeration District 0013. Accessed October 29, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
db=1930usfedcen&
h=78670669.

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