Re: Draft Status of discharged soldiers
"does any one know if soldiers who had served their full 2 or 3 year service, and elected to go home rather than reenlist were subject to the draft?"
To the best of my knowledge, yes they were liable for the draft, and that was part of the motivation to reenlist. Depends upon where they were from and what the draft requirements were for their community, etc.
Currently a History Hippy at South Union Shaker Village
Member of the original Pickett's Mill Interpretive Volunteer Staff & Co. D, 17th Ky Vol. Inf
Co-Creator of the States Rights Guard in '92