Monday, March 7, 2011

Amanuensis Monday - Military Discharge 1865

What follows is a transcription of my great great granduncle's military discharge paperwork, dated Nov. 6, 1865...

"To all whom it may concern:

Know ye, That Henry D. Cooley a Private of Captain Lemon [?] Company, (A,) 118 Regiment of New York Volunteers, who was enrolled on the Twenty Eighth day of February one thousand eight hundred and Sixty Five to serve One year or during the war [sic] is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States this Sixth day of November, 1865, at New York City by reason of Tel. Order War Dpt...May...1865 [incomplete, parts illegible]

(No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)

Said Henry D. Cooley was born in Willsborough in the State of NY, is 19 years of age, Five feet Eleven inches high, light complexion, Blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Farmer.

Given at New York City this Sixth day of November 1865.

W. E. Blake [?]

A. C. M. Dept of East [incomplete, parts illegible]"

Based on his pension paperwork, I believe that Henry Cooley died in 1887, leaving behind a wife (Lucy) and at least four children.

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