Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1864 Oct. 18 Discharge Papers of Stephen Slane

Stephen Slane’s Discharge Papers written on a printed document dated October 18, 1864 and issued by F.C. Gibbs at Cedar Creek, Virginia. Two seals are stamped on the document. The document is printed front and back.


To all whom it may concern

Know ye, That Stephen Slane, a
First Sergeant of Captain Frank C. Gibbs
Company, (L), 1st Regiment of Ohio Light Artillery
VOLUNTEERS who was enrolled on the Nineteenth day of October
one thousand eight hundred and Sixty One to serve three years or
during the war is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States
this Eighteenth day of October, 1864, at Cedar Creek
Virginia by reason of Expiration of Service
(No objection to his being re=enlisted is known to exist.*)

Said Stephen Slane was born in Licking Co.
in the State of Ohio, is 25 years of age,
Five feet Ten inches high, Light complexion, Gray eyes,
Dark hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a Cooper.

Given at Cedar Creek this Eighteenth day of
October 1864.

F.C. Gibbs
Battery “L” 1st Ohio Lt Artly
Capt Commanding the Regt (crossed out) Co

*This sentence will be erased should there be anything
in the conduct or physical condition of the soldier
rendering him unfit for the Army.

[A.G.O. No. 99]

--- C. Roberts
------ (?)



of Stephan Slane
of the town of Sharonville
County of Pike in the State of Ohio

On the 28th day of November in the year
one thousand eight hundred sixty four personally appeared
before me, the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace for the county
and State above mentioned. Stephan Slane
who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the
identical Stephan Slane who was
a first sergeant in the company commanded by
Captain F C Gibbs in the regiment
1st O Lt Artly commanded by Col Jas Barnett,
that he enlisted on the 19th day of October 1861,
for the term of three years, and was discharged
at Cedar Creek, Va on the 18th day
of October, 1864 by reason of expiration
of term of service.

Stephan Slane

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written.

John Blain, J.P.

I certify that John Blain Esq. before
whom the above affidavit purports to have been made, is a Justice of
the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is
his signature.

In witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and affixed my
official seal, this 29th day of November
(SEAL) in the year one thousand eight hundred sixty four
at Waverly in the State of Ohio.

David Armstrong
Clerk of the Com Pleas Court
Pike County, Ohio

Reverse, hand written notations:

Adm (?) Office
Martinsberg, VA
Oct. 20, 1864

Transportation furnished hence
to Washington, D.C. at cost of $4.75/100

Jas J Bray
Capt J. A. Grant (?)

Recorded in Ross County Record
of Soldiers Discharges Vol. 1
Page 372

Jno. F. Brown (?)
County Recorder


An oval stamp in blue ink notes the following:

Additional Bounty
Act of July 23, 1866
Paid Apr. 6, 1868
D. Taylor, P.M., U.S.A.

A second round stamp in blue ink is difficult to read. It appears to note “Paid in Full. Major R. George, Paymaster U.S.A. Oct. 21, 1864”

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