Detroit, 1862. Item #99-5705
10 x 7.5", printed and filled in certificate with payment voucher attached. Fold creases, first page has horizontal tear which goes almost all the way across, missing approx. 3/4" of lower margin just below the "Note" paragraph. The voucher is in two pieces and has tears and cello tape marks. Boardman, of Captain Heath's Co. K. 11th Regt. Michigan Volunteers was discharged due to "surgeon's certificate of disability" at Detroit July 1862 and returned home to Petersburgh, Michigan. Payment voucher covers the period of March 1, 1862 to July 19, 1862. The discharge paper indicates that Boardman was 18 years old, 5' 13" tall (interesting way to phrase 6' 1"...), blue eyes, light hair and was a farmer. The 11th Michigan was organized in White Pigeon and was mustered in on September 24, 1861 and mustered out on September 30, 1864. The men deployed on December 9, 1861 for railroad guard duty in Bardstown, Kentucky. During the winter they were beset with smallpox and measles. They finally saw military action in July of 1862 when General John Hunt Morgan raided Kentucky and Tennessee. The company participated in battles including Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain. Sold as is.