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Know ye, That John Minnihan a First Sergeant of Captain P.W. Houlihan's Company, (F), of the Sixteenth Regiment of Infantry U.S.A. VOLUNTEERS, who was enlisted on the Twenty ninth day of February one thousand eight hundred and Sixty four to serve Three years, or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the Army of the United States, in consequence of expiration of Term of Enlistment.

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

Said John Minnihan was born in the State of Vermont, is 26 years of age, five feet Ten inches high, Light complexion, Grey eyes, Light hair and by occupation when enlisted a Soldier.

Given under my hand at Savannah Ga. , this Twenty Eight day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven.

Bt. R.E.A. Cofton Capt 16 Inf.
Lieut Col. U.S.A.

Excellent And was one of the most faithful soldiers of the U.S.A.
P.W. Houlihan
Capt 16th Inf U.S.A.
Comdy Co. "F"


[written along left margin:]

During 1st Enlistment was in the following battles "Shiloh" April 7th '62, "Stone River" Dec 30th '62, "Hoover Gap" Jan 26th '63, "Chicamauga" Sept 19th & 20th '63, "Missouri Ridge" Nov 25, '63
During 2nd Enlistment [illegible word] through the "Atlantic Campaign" 1864.
P.W. Houlihan, Capt 16th Inf. Comd'y Co. "F"

[written at top of form:]

Paid in full March 9, 1867
Pay 106.29
Ordinary Bounty 75.00
Subsistence 18.90
Clothing 73.58
F.A. History 273.77
[signature illegible] P.M. U.S.A.

[written at bottom left of form:]

A.G.O. No. 78


-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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