91st PA: Thomas Veach

Discharge pay papers for Thomas Veach

[Thanks to Dennis Clowney for supplying me with a copy! I have not attempted to reproduce the format, including italics.]

[first page]


I CERTIFY, on honor, that Thomas Veach a private of Captain Sinex's Company (D) of the 91st Regiment of Infantry Volunteers, of the State of Pennsylvania, born in Carlisle, State of England, aged 43 years; 5 feet 3/4 inches high: Light complexion, Grey eyes, Light hair, and by occupation a Weaver, having joined the company on its original organization at Phila Penna, and enrolled in it at the muster into the service of the United States at Phila Penna on the Twenty Seventh day of September, 1861, for the term of three years: and having served honestly and faithfully with his Company in Said Regiment, to the present date, is now entitled to a discharge by reason of Surgeons Certificate

The said Thomas Veach was last paid by Paymaster Major Brewer to include the 28th day of February, 1862, and has pay due him from that time to the present date, and he is entitled to pay and subsistence for traveling to place of enrolment and whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, or militia, so discharged. He has received --- dollars advanced by the United States on account of clothing.

There is to be stopped from him, on account of the State of ---, or other authorities, for clothing, &c., received on entering service, --- dollars; also, for expenses of subsistence for traveling from place of enrolment to the place of rendezvous, amounting to --- dollars; and on account of the United States for extra clothing received in kind from Time of Enlistment and for other stoppages, viz: one cap, one pair pants amounting to Three 78/100 dollars; and he has been subsisted for traveling to his place of enrolment, up to the [blank] 186[blank].

He is indebted to [blank], Sutler, [blank] dollars.

GIVEN in duplicate, at Alex, this 4 day of May, 1862

Jos H Sinex capt Commanding Company.

NOTE.--Two of these certificates, (or duplicates,) are to be given to each volunteer soldier who may be discharged previously to the discharge of his company, that he may at once receive from the Paymaster the pay, &c., due him, and the captain or other officer commanding the company, will certify to the act of the delivery of the duplicate certificates; on these certificates the Soldier is "entitled to" his discharge, and should also present his discharge to the Paymaster to have the payment endorsed on it. The discharge is to be given back to the Soldier, by the Paymaster;--the latter only retaining as his voucher the duplicate certificates.

[second page]
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(FORM NO. 5.)

[United] States,
To Pvt T Veach discharged [from D Co]mpany 91 Regiment of Penn Vols          DR.
[illegible] March, 1862, to 4 of May, 1862,
[illegible] [mon]ths 4 days, at 13 dollars per month . . . . . .
[clai]med pay due . . . . .
27 73
For pay for traveling from Alexandria, the
place of my discharge, to Philadelphia, the
place of my residence, 136 miles, at twenty miles per day, equal
to 6 days, at 13 dollars per month
2 60
For subsistence for traveling as above, 6 days, at 50 cents per ration or day
For clothing not drawn . . . . . . .
Amount . . . 3333
Deduct for Army Asylum . . . $______
Deduct for clothing withdrawn . . . $_____
3 78
Balance due . . . . 29 55

[Received of] of Maj D McClure [?], Paymaster U.S. Army, this 7 day of [Ma]y, 1862 Twenty Nine dollars [and fifty] five cents, in full of the above account.


T Veach
his mark
Attest C S Parks

[third page]

VOUCHER NO. 5. 4227
Paid May 7 1862,
Pvt T Veach
Co D 91 Penn Vols
From 1 of Mar 1862
To 4 of May 1862
PAY . . . . . $29.55
CLOTHING . . . .  

V 573
J 1102
Box 1712 D

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