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Regiment: 5th Michigan Infantry Battles Mentioned: Historical Figures:
Pontiac Mich July 15, 1865 Mrs Merrill Madam Your note of inquiry relative to your husband SB Merrill brings this response. I was aquainted with him about the time he died but at that time I did not think that I should ever get out myself so I was not as particular about it as I would otherwise He died about the last of August last If you want to get his back pay &c if you will send forward your request to me as I am in an office with James S Dewey Attorney and claim agent I can furnish the only proof that can be had requsite to to get such dues All business of this kind done with dispatch and success or no charge. Please answer immediately Very Respectfuly N. Clay Hartince Pontiac Mich P.S. This ticket is just as I received it from head quarters 7269 is the number of grave [Original grave number slip is included] 7269 S B Merrill Priv. Co. G 5 Mich.