RULES AND REGULATIONS, G.A.R. Article IV.-Chapter 1. Eligibility to Membership.-Soldiers and Sailors of the United States Army, Navy or Marine Corps, who served between April 12th, 1861, and April 9th, 1865, in the war for the suppression of the Rebellion, and those having been honorably discharged therefrom after such service, and of such State regiments as were called into active service and subject to the orders of U.S. General Officers, between the dates mentioned, shall be eligible to membership in the Grand Army of the Republic. No person shall be eligible to membership who has, at any time, borne arms against the United States.
Simeon Whiting I will writte a few lines to you to let you know that you are not forgotten say to you that I have sent you six dollars that father owed you for wood I will help you if I can get the money that is due me I have sent sent you a box of with a few things
It gives me great pleasure to learn that Clark Hillebert has changed his course. Please give my compliments to him and wife and say to them that I should be glad to hear from them by letter and that I will promptly respond.
Iron Brigade Reunion 1897 Ribbon for 2nd, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin Infantries, 19th Indiana Infantry, and the 24th Michigan Infantry.
Madison Wisconsin April 23 1888 Dear Col Meade I have sent your letter to Col Steven’s widow at Fox Lake Wis + hope she will send you the desired photograph. I hope that you are very well and very happy Faithfully yours Lucius Fairchild
Pension Certificate for Eliza Chesterfield, October 21, 1882
Voucher No. 27 Paid the 12th of April 1865 Wallase M Spear Capt. Co, A. 1st Wis Vol. Arty From the 1st of March 1865 To the 31st of March 1865
In my little Shanty March 11, 1865 My Dear Sisters I myself to the Boys after which I Shal have a little leisure I thought to in thoughts of a different nature since Some of our Boys have on another foraging expedition which proved imminently successfull bringing 150 horces and mulis
Racini October 17 1864. The Secretary of State will please draw his Warrant on the State Treasurer in favor of John H Anderson for amount of Extra Pay due him, as provided by law. Maggie Anderson
Lincoln Genl Hospital Washington D.C. March 5th 1864 Dear Brothers + Sisters Having been from you nearly four months and hearing nothing from you is it strange that a brother should feel a little uneasy
No. 341 Commissioner’s Office Madison, Wis., Jany 14 1864 The sum of One Hundred Dollars having been paid to the State Treasurer by David McCormack being in full payment of the amount due on University Land Certificate No. 23
Head Quarters 2 Wis. Vols. Culpeper C.H. Va January 11 1864 Second Auditor of the Treasury Sir: I have the honor to forward herewith a quarterly Return of Deceased soldiers in the regiment under my command during the 4th Quarter of the year 1863 I have the honor to be Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt. Jno Mansfield Lt. Col. Comdg 2 Wis. Vols.
Head Quarters 2nd Wis. Vols June 1st 1863 Sir I respectfully transmit herewith the Return of the 2nd Regiment Wis. Vols. for the month of May 1863 I have the honor to be Your ob’t Servt L. Fairchild Col. comdg. 2nd Wis Vols.
I find at times that time hangs so heavily upon me that I do not wonder that those who are so much my senior in years and experience seak to drive the devil away as they term it by indulging first in a Small game, just for amusement
Headquarters Pioneer Corps 2d/ [ ? ] Vol [ ? ]2d/ Battalion 1st/Brigade 1st/Division 1st/Army Corps Army of the Potomac Near Bellplains [ ? ] Virginia Wednesday March 11th/ AD 1863 Messrs Whitneys + Families Arent citizens Bothers sisters + nephews or any of their relations
I certify, on honor, that William White a Private of 1st Lieut A. J. Saxton Company (F) of the 2nd Regiment of Infantry Volunteers, of the State of Wisconsin, born in Onida, State of New York, aged 20 years; 5 feet 5 ¼ inches high; Light complexion, Grey eyes, Brown hair, and by occupation a farmer
Newburgh Dec 4th /62 Dear Sister It is with a sad heart that I address you now and with a sad sorrow put hear you will read it our Brother George is dead he died Nov 25 at 1 1/2 oclock one of his comrades wrote to me his disease was Chronic Dysentary
Part of a Pay Received document for October 31, 1862
Emory Hospital Washington DC Sept 25th /62 Dear Sister It has been some time since I heard from you + I suppose it is the same there I have written several times since the Capt received your note but have received no answer
Camp on Uptons Hill Va Sept 6th /62 Dear Sister I suppose you think that I am very neglectful of my duty to you or that something serious has happened to me Capt. Colwell recd your note requesting him to inform you what had became of me.
Camp of the Wisconsin 2d, Opposite Fredericksburg, Va. June 23, 1862. Cousin Elisha: I was both surprised and delighted to hear from you. Your letter * deserves an immediate answer and it shall have it. You wish me to write a military history of our various meanderings up and down the walks of life since you have been an inmate of southern prisions. Were I master of as ready a pen as yours I might do it, but I shall do as well as I can.
Opposite Fredricksburg May 18th 1862 Dear Cousin Louiso Your good letter of the 4th [ ? ] reached me the 12th I am happy that you have recovered your health again. Mother had informed me that you were very ill. + was fearful [ ? ] be a long time before you would to [ ? ] to health. Louise your excuse for not writing before was a good one + I would be a blockhead for not granting you forgiveness, wouldent I
I certify, on honor, that Henry C. Weed a Private of Captain Company (E) of the 2d Regiment of Infantry Volunteers, of the State of Wisconsin, born in Jefferson, State of New York, aged 33 years; 5 feet 11 1/2 inches high: Dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, and by occupation a carpenter
Catelets Station on the Orange + Alexandria R-R-[ ? ] April 20th 1862 Dear Sister I now seatings of to write you a few lines to let you know that I am still living I received a letter from you some time since while on the march and I did not have time to answer it before we are now camped on the banks of a beautiful stream called Cedar Run