Discharge pay papers for William Johnson

[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 William Johnson, a private of Captain John D. Lentz Company (E) of the 91st Regiment of Infantry Volunteers, of the State of Pennsylvania, born in Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, aged 27 years; 5 feet 9 inches high: Dark complexion, Gray eyes, Black hair, and by occupation a Brick Layer, having joined the company on its original organization at [blank], and enrolled in it at the muster into the service of the United States at [blank] on the [blank] day of [blank], 186[blank], (or was mustered in service as a recruit, by Lieut Col Rieff [?], at Philadelphia, on the Twenty Sixth day of August, 1861, to serve in the Regiment) for the term of three years: and having served honestly and faithfully with his Company in [blank], to the present date, is now entitled to a discharge by reason of Surgeons Certificate of disability

The said William Johnson was last paid by Paymaster Maj Campbell to include the 31st day of December, 1861, and has pay due him from that time to the present date, and also pay for the use of his horse, (having been mounted during the time,) 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 Thirty Nine 11/100 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 --- and for other stoppages, viz:--- amounting to --- dollars; and he has been subsisted for traveling to his place of enrolment, up to the [blank] 186[blank].

He is indebted to ---, Sutler, --- dollars.

GIVEN in duplicate, at Washington DC, this [illegible] day of April, 1862.

John D. Lentz Capt Commanding Company. E

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 retaining only as his voucher the duplicate certificates.

[second page]
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(FORM NO. 5.)

[United] States,
[To William] Johnson discharged
from E Company 91 Regiment] of Penn Vols          DR.
[illegible] 1862, to 12 of April, 1862,
[illegible] [mon]ths 12 days, at 13 dollars per month . . . . . .
[clai]med pay due . . . . .
For pay for traveling from Washington, 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
For subsistence for traveling as above, 6 days, at 50 cents per ration or day 300
For clothing not drawn . . . . . . . 2648
Amount . . .7628
Deduct for Army Asylum . . . $______
Deduct for clothing withdrawn . . . $_____
Balance due . . . . 3711

RECEIVED of Maj D McClure, Paymaster U.S. Army, this 15 day of April, 1862 Thirty seven dollars and Eleven cents, in full of the above account.


W Johnson
his mark
Attest C S Parks

[third page]

VOUCHER NO. 5. 2541
Paid April 15 1862,
Pvt W Johnson
Co E 91 Penn Vols
From 1 of Jan 1862
To 12 of Apr 1862
PAY . . . . . $37.11
CLOTHING . . . . 


Box 1708 1/2 D

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