McCrary, Robert – January 20, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 1st Michigan Cavalry

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(Form No. 5.)
The United States
To Robert McCrary discharged
[  ?  ]m F Company 1 Regiment of Mich Vol Cav                                          Dollars             Cents
For pay from 1 of Nov, 1865, to 6 of Jan, 1864,
Being 2 months 5 days, at 13 dollars per month                                          28                    16
For retained pay due Bounty                                                                                100

For pay for traveling from [  ?  ], Pa, the
place of my discharge, to [  ?  ] Mich, the
place of my residence, 600 miles, at twenty miles per day, equal
to 30 days, at 13 dollars per month                                                                   13

For subsistence for traveling as above, 30 days, at 50 cents per
ration or day                                                                                                                 15
For clothing not drawn                                                                                         1025

Amount                                                                                                                       166                  41
Deduct for Army Asylum                                                        $
Deduct for clothing withdrawn
Certif. Given [  ?  ] Sept. 5 1867 & addl
Bounty paid
Balance Due                                                                                                                166                  41

Received of Maj [       ?       ], Paymaster U.S. Army, this 20 day of
January, 1864, One Hundred & Sixty Six dollars
and forty one cents, in full of the above account

Pay….141 16                                       (signed in duplicate)
Subsistence …15
Clothing….10 25
Dollars 166 41                                           Robert McCrary

Paid Jan. 20 1864,
R. McCrary
1st Mich Cavy
From 1 of Nov 1863
To 6 of Jan 1864,


I certify, on honor, that Robert McCrary a Private of Captain G. H. Keilborn Company (F) of the 1” Regiment of Mich. Cav. Volunteers, of the State of Michigan, born in Tyron Co., State of Ireland, aged 29 years; 5 feet 11 inches high; [  ?  ] complexion, Blue eyes, Brown hair, and by occupation a farmer, having joined the company on its original organization at Detroit, Mich., and enrolled in it at the muster into the service of the United States at same place, on the 21st day of August, 1861, (or was mustered in service as a recruit, by                                , at                                     , on the                 day of                  , 18  , to serve in the Regiment) for the term of three years: and having served honestly and faithfully with his Company in every engagement to the present date, is now entitled to a discharge by reason of Inspired from Sabre Cut in Thorax producing [            ?            ]
This said Robert McCrary was last paid by Paymaster Maj. W. W. Wiley to include the 31st day of October, 1863, and has pay due him from that time to the present date, and also pay for the use of his horse, (having been mounted during the time,) and he is entitled to pay and subsistence for traveling to place of enrolment and whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, or militia, so discharged. He has received Forty Six 45/100 dollars advanced by the United States on account of Clothing. Since Aug. 30 1862.
There is to be stopped from him, on account of the State of                      , or other authorities,
for clothing, &c., received on entering service,                     /100 dollars; also, for expenses of subsistence for traveling from place of enrolment to the place of rendezvous, amounting to           /100 dollars: and on account of the United States for extra clothing received in kind from
and for other stoppage, viz:

amounting to                      /100 dollars;
and he has been subsisted for traveling to his place of enrolment, up to the                       186  .
He is indebted to                                             , Sutler,                        /100 dollars.
Given in duplicate, at [            ?            ], this 6th day of January, 1864
[            ?            ]
[            ?            ]
Commanding Company

Note.-Two of these certificates, (or duplicates,) are to be given to each volunteer soldier who may be discharged previously to the discharge of his company, that he may at once receive from the Paymaster the pay, &c., due him, and the captain or other officer commanding the company, will certify to the act of the delivery of the duplicate certificates; on these certificates the Soldier is “entitled to” his discharge, and should also present his discharge to the Paymaster to have the payment endorsed on it. The discharge is to be given back to the Soldier, by the Paymaster; the latter only retaining as his voucher the duplicate certificates.