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John Jacob Myers
Discharge from the service
of the United States
30 July 1865

Text of the Discharge

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Text of the Discharge

Hand-written items are underscored; added notes are {italicized-bracketed}.


To all whom it may Concern:

Know ye, That John J. Meyres {sic - John J. Myers} a of Captain John C. Allens Company, ("K") Eighth Regiment of Ohio Calvary VOLUNTEERS, who was enrolled as a veteran on the Twenty Second day of March 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 30" day of July, 1865, at Clarksburg W Va by reason of Special OG0143 C S 2nd Defet West Va July 11th 1865 (No objection to his being re-enlisted is know to exist.*)

Said John J. Meyres was born in Ross County in the State of Ohio, is twenty four years of age, Five feet Eight inches high, Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Farmer.

Given at Clarksburg W Va this 30th day of July 1865.

A.{?} Pettit   Capt 8th O.V.C.

A & M Dist - Clarksburg D W Va

Commanding the Regt. MeO{?}

*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.]

John C. Allen,

Capt 8th OVC

Commander "K"

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Paid Aug. 5 1865

William H.{?} Johnston {?}

Addl{?} Paymaster USA



_____ of the Town of _____ County of _____ in the State of _____

On this _____ day of _____ in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty _____ personally appeared before me, the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace for the County and _____ above mentioned, _____ who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical _____ who was a _____ in the Company commanded by Captain _____ in the Regiment _____ commanded by _____ that he enlisted on the _____ day of _____ for the term of _____ and was discharged at _____ on the _____ day of _____ by reason of _____ _____ Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year above written. _____

I certify that _____ 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 hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal L. S., this _____ day of _____ in the year _____ at _____ in the State of _____ _____ Clerk of the _____

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