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Know ye, That John M. Leach a Quartermaster of Captain Colonel Edward Bouton's 59th Regiment of U.S. Colored Infantry, VOLUNTEERS, who was enrolled on the twelvth day of February one thousand eight hundred and Sixty four to serve Three years, or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this Thirty first day of January 1866, at Memphis Tennessee by reason of L.O. No 2, Hd Qrs Mil. Div. of Tenn.

[No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.*)

Said John M. Leach was born in North Bridgewater in the State of Massachusetts, is Twenty six years of age, five feet five inches high, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a Shoemaker.

Given at Memphis Tenn, this Thirty first day of January 1866.

M. Campbell
Capt. 8th Iowa Inf.
A.C.M. Dept. of Tenn.


[written at top of form:]

Memphis Tenn. Feby 5th 1866. Paid in full including travel Pay & Allowance, Paymaster U.S.A.

[written at bottom left of form, 3 entries:]

*This sentence will be erased should there be any thing in the conduct or physical condition of the soldier rendering him unfit for the Army.
(A.G.O.No 99)

E. Bouton, Col. 59th U.S.C. Inf. and Bat. Brig. Genl. Comdy Regt.

Filed March 25th 1884, Charles Schecker, Recorder


-source: Soldier's Discharge Record, Volume 1, item 5, 1865-1867, Clayton County, Iowa; LDS film #1516914 #5
-transcribed for Clayton co. IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall
-transcription note: Every effort has been taken to produce a true & accurate transcription, but errors may exist due to the occasional difficulty in reading the microfilm. The researcher should obtain the original record to confirm accuracy.

Thank-you to IAGenWeb volunteer Constance Diamond for making these records available for transcription!!!

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