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Place Falmouth, Stafford, Virginia, United States
Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States
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Surname Varner
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Jacob Varner Certificate of Disability for Discharge 1863.

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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
CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE

Jacob Varner a Private of Lieutenant Geo. L. Gillespie's[1] Company, "C"[2] of the Battalion of United States Engineers was enlisted by Lieut C. R. Suter[3] 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,
DATE: April 1st 1863.
[signed] Geo L Gillespie, 2nd Lt of Engs
Commanding Company

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.

CA Brownley
A Assist? Surgeon

DISCHARGED, this Eighth day of April 1863, at Camp near Falmouth Va.

CB Reese[4]
Capt of Engn
Commanding the Battalion

The soldier desires to be addressed at
Town Shelby County Shelby State Indiana

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CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
IN THE CASE OF

Jacob Varner
a Private of Co. "C"
Corps of US Engineers

approved & respectfully forwarded

C B Reese
Capt of Engn
Comdg Battalion

Appd & respectfully forwarded

H2AP, Apr 3 1863} C. B. Comstock[5], Lt of Engs ??

Approved
By order of the
??Director? ? B A Clements[6] Ap?

Head Quarters Army of Potomac
Camp near Falmouth Va
April 4" 1863
To be discharged.
By command of

Major General Hooker[7]
S. Williams[8]
Assistant Adjutant General
--//--
Adjutant General's Office
May 5 1863
Duplicate for the Pension Office
Sam'l Preck[9]
Asst Adjt. General

Footnotes

  1. He eventally became a Major General, Chief of Engineers, and Acting Secretary of War. Wikipedia article
  2. I believe this is a C based on the writing used in the "Corps." However, other documents clearly print "I." I am not aware of a Company I during the civil war.
  3. Charles Russell Suter rose to the rank of Brevet Brigadier General in the Corps of Engineers.
  4. Chauncy B. Reese, later a Brigadier General in the Corps of Engineers. [Bio]
  5. Cyrus B. Comstock, later a Brevet Major General in the Corps of Engineers
  6. Likely Major Bennett Augustine Clements, Surgeon.
  7. Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker. Wikipedia article
  8. Assistant Adjutant General Seth Williams. Wikipedia article
  9. Assistant Adjutant General Samuel Preck in the office of the Commissioner of Pensions.
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