[APG Public List] Race listed as "Yankey"

Valerie Stern wolawol at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 16:54:01 MDT 2010

A friend from the south says...

"Since it was not a census form in Arkansas filled out by someone else
locally, but a WWl Draft registration form filled out in Wyoming, then he
was describing himself as a yankee, making that distinction on purpose. The
West was filled with ex-soldiers from both sides, and for several years
after the War Between the States, it continued to be fought in little
skirmishes and private battles out there. I am guessing this may have
influenced this man to want it on the record, that, although he was from
Arkansas, his sympathies were not Southern."


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 10:49 PM, Sholder, Kevin L.
<KS100004 at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

>  All,
> I’ve come across a “race” listed as “Yankey,” however the individual was
> born in Arkansas.  It is listed on his WWI registration card in Lincoln,
> Wyoming.  I would not think of someone who was born in Arkansas as a
> “Yankey.”  Am I missing something or am I looking too hard?
> Thank you for your time!!
> Sincerely,
> Kevin L. Sholder
> Dayton, OH
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