Certificate of Disability for Discharge from the United States Army for Jacob Varner
Certificate of discharge for Jacob Varner from the 1st Engineer Battalion.
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ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
Jacob Varner a Private of Lieutenant Geo. L. Gillespie's Company, "C" of the Battalion of United States Engineers was enlisted by Lieut C. R. Suter of the Corps of Engineers at Sandy Hook, Md. on the Twenty seventh day of October 1863, to serve 1 10/12 years; he was born in Salem in the State of North Carolina is Twenty three years of age, Six feet -- inches high, Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Brown hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Brakeman. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty __ days.
STATION: Camp near Falmouth, Va,
I CERTIFY, that I have carefully examined the said Jacob Varner a Private of Lieut G L Gillespie's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of scrotal inguinal hernia of both sides which incapacitated him from earning his substance. One half said Hernia was caused by violently straining the abdominal muscles while on duty marching from camp near Falmouth Va, by falling while attempting to step across a stream Nov 28th 1862.
DISCHARGED, this Eighth day of April 1863, at Camp near Falmouth Va.
The soldier desires to be addressed at
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CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
approved & respectfully forwarded
C B Reese
Appd & respectfully forwarded
H2AP, Apr 3 1863} C. B. Comstock, Lt of Engs ??
Head Quarters Army of Potomac