My Genealogy Question Is:
Did James A Wake serve in the Civil War?
Here is a link to an Ancestry.com Image of an 1863 Congressonal Registration Record:
According to Ancestry.com:
Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifier: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 3 of 6.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data:
Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865. NM-65, entry 172, 620 volumes. ARC ID: 4213514. Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War), Record Group 110. National Archives, Washington D.C.
This is a collection of Civil War Registrations from 1863-1865. There were four drafts that included 776,000 individuals in that time
In Evaluating this Source, I entered my information into Evidentia, where I generated a Source Analysis Report. You can find a link to it here:
I have developed the family of James A Wake, starting with the 1850 US Census and have identified him through to his death. I have found no Civil War records for this gentlemen on Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, nor FamilySearch.org and not mention of any civil war activity.
The only CLUE that I have is the Classification of him, in this Registration (Class II), in that he was 36 years of age as of 1 July 1863 and that he had 2 young children as of the registration. That has been continued to be true information. I can only GUESS that he did not serve. That does not mean that I have completed my research.
I am posting the question here for your guidenance. Also, I posted on my Blog, the request for peer review, as I have not done anything like this, especially not being able to answer my genealogical question.