Slack, Joseph B. – September 8, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 16th Michigan Infantry

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To All Whom it May Concern:

Know ye, That Joseph B. Slack a
2d Lieutenant of Captain Edward Hill
Company, (“K”) 16” Regiment of Michigan Infty. Veteran
Volunteers who was enrolled on the Thirteenth day of August
one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve Three years or
during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States,
this Eighth day of September, 1864, at near Petersburg
Virginia by reason of Expiration of term of service
(No objection to his being re=enlisted is known to exist.*)
Said 2d Lieut Joseph B. Slack was born in Erie Co.
in the State of New York, is 28 years of age,
five feet 5 ¾ inches high, Dark complexion, Grey eyes,
Dark hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Wagon maker
Given at Near Petersburg Va his Eighth day of
September 1864.

N. E. Welch
Commanding the Reg’t.

*This sentence will be erased should there be anything
in the conduct or physical condition of the soldier
rendering him unfit for the Army.

[A. G O No 99.]

W Gentry
Capt 7 Infy [ ? ] 5 A.C.

Oath of Identity.

of the town of
County of                    in the State of
On this             day of               in the year
one thousand eight hundred and sixty               personally appeared
before me, the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace for the county
and                      above mentioned,
who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the
identical                                    who was
a                                   in the company commanded by
Captain                                  in the regiment
commanded by
that he enlisted on the                              day of
for the term of                                      and was discharged
at               on the                      day
of                        by reason of

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written

I certify that                                    before
whom the above affidavit purports to have been made, is a Justice of
the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is
his signature.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand affixed my
official seal, this           day of
L.S.     in the year
at                in the State of

Clerk of the