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MySource Erastus Varner Civil War Enlistment Documents
Place Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, United States
Year range 1865 - 1865
Surname Varner
Erastus Varner Civil War Enlistment Documents.
Name The National Archives (United States)

Union Volunteer Enlistment Documents for Erastus Varner

Two nearly identical volunteer enlistment documents exist for Erastus Varner. Images of both are included and a transcript is given of the second.



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STATE OF Indiana, TOWN OF Greensburg

I, Erastus Varner, born in ___ in the State of Carolina, aged Eighteen years, and by occupation a Laborer, DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have volunteered this Twenty First day of January, 1865, to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of One YEARS, unless sooner discharged by proper authority:
Do also accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I, Erastus Varner, do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.

Sworn and subscribed to, at Greensburg} [signature] Erastus Varner
this 21st day of January, 1865}
Capt & Pro Mar 4th Dist Ind

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above-named Volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier.

E.P. Bond

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer Erastus Varner previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has Dark Grey eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion, is Five feet Five 1/2 inches high.

H B Hill
Capt & Pro Mar 4th Dist Ind

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Mustered into the service of the United States, for one years or during the war, from date of enlistment, in Company ___
16th Regiment of Ind Volunteers, on the 23d day of Jany, 1865, at Greensburg Ind
H B Hill
Capt & Pro Mar 4th Dist Ind

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I, Erastus Varner, desiring to VOLUNTEER as a Soldier in the Army of the United States, for the term of One YEARS, Do Declare, That I am Eighteen years and ___ months of age; that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentnece of a court martial, or by order before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I know of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for one year.

GIVEN at Greensburg Indiana
the 21st day of January 1865
[signature] Erastus Varner

Witness: H B Hill
Capt & Pro Mar 4th Dist Ind

16th Regt Ind Vols

Erastus Varner
Volunteered at Greensburg
January 21st, 1865
By H.B. Hill
Capt and Pro Mar 4th Dist Ind

__ enlistment; last served in Company ( )
__ Reg't of ___
Discharged ___, 18__

Resides in Jackson Township
Rush County

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