Today ancestry.com (ACOM) released an index of Civil War Draft Registrations. This is exciting, since before today, a visit to The National Archives in Washington, DC was required to obtain these records. For anyone that does not already have an ancestry.com account, ACOM will be providing free access to this database through April 14th.
Information contained includes: residence, age (as of 1st July 1863), race, profession, married status, place of birth, former military service, and remarks.
In just a few seconds of searching, I was able to easily obtain this record containing information about my Third Great Grand Uncle and Third Great Grandfather.
While their brother Robert Pierce was already fighting the Civil War in the New York Volunteer Infantry, Bradley Sherman Pierce and Phileman Pierce, Jr, were working as farmers in Sardinia, Erie County, New York.