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Berdan Sharpshooter Discharge for a Member of the 2nd U.S.S.S.
Item #: L2642
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Here is a very cool pair of documents regarding a member of the famous 2nd Regiment of United States Sharpshooter that were better known as Berdan's sharpshooters. The top document is the certificate that was given to the volunteer when they discharge to allow them to receive their pay. This one is for William A. Thompson who served in Company E of the 2nd Regiment of United States Sharpshooters. The record states that he held the rank of private and was 27 years old and his occupation was a farmer before he enlisted. It states that he was being discharged on a surgeon certificate of disability. It is signed by the surgeon in charge of the hospital with the date of May 15, 1862 in Alexandria Virginia. Glued to the back of the document is another piece of paper regarding Thompson's service. This is the page that states how much money Thompson was due. When he mustered out the government owed him $47.74. A brief printout of his service history will accompany the document at no additional charge.

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