Pair of 1863 Discharge Papers for Private Joseph H. Snow, 38th Massachusetts - Surgeon's Certificate of Disability

doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers1.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers2.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers3.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers4.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers1.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers2.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers3.jpg
doc-joseph-snow-discharge-papers4.jpg

Pair of 1863 Discharge Papers for Private Joseph H. Snow, 38th Massachusetts - Surgeon's Certificate of Disability

100.00

Item No. 8239662

A pair of 1863 discharge documents for Private Joseph H. Snow of the 38th Massachusetts. He was granted a Surgeon’s certificate of disability and was discharged at New Orleans, Louisiana on July 3, 1863. The fist document, the “Final Statement,” states details about Snow’s physical characteristics, that he was from Needham, and that he had been a farmer prior to enlistment. It is signed at the bottom by Surgeon John Homans, Jr. The document measures about 8” x 10 1/4” and shows evidence of fire damage along its top edge.

The second document, a No. 5 voucher, includes the details of pay owed to Snow, as well as an accounting of his travel allowance to get from New Orleans to Needham. It is signed by Paymaster Nicholas Vedder. Snow’s shaky signature is at bottom. The document measures about 8 1/2” x 11” and is in similar condition, also with a bit of fire damage along its top edge. These two documents were certainly together when the damage took place. On the reverse of this piece are two tape repairs where separation occurred at the folds.

Add To Cart