This certificate of disability, which I transcribed below, also provides information on his gunshot wound and how he received it.
Glover, Samuel Stillman; Pension File No. 28715, Civil War Pension File, p60,
(Washington, D.C.: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration).
ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
Samuel S Glover Jr A private of Captain Marcus
Grants Company (H) of the First Mich Regiment of Engs
and Mechs was enlisted by Capt Marcus Grant
the 1st Mich Regiment of Engs and Mech at Camp Owen Michigan
on the Seventh day of December 1861 to serve three years, he was born
in Washtenaw Co. in the state of Michigan is Twenty six
years of age, five feet 7 1/2 inches hign, light complexion, blue eyes,
Light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Carpenter. During the last two
months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days.
The said Samuel S. Glover, owing to the exigency of the case Volunteered to carry
dispatches from Shelbyville, Tenn to Gen Buell at Huntsville Ala the night
of this attack on Murfreesboro July 13th 62. And was fired upon and wounded
by Guerrillas while crossing Elk ridge 12 miles from Fayetteville.
STATION: Nashville, Tenn
DATE: Capt M. Grant
I CERTIFY that I have carefully examined the said Samuel S. Glover Jr of
Captain Marcus Grants Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier
of knee joint-the result of a gun shot wound received
while in the service. Degree of disability 1/2
Hospital No 12
Discharged this 8th day of December 1862 at Nashville, Tenn
Brig General Commanding the Post
Note 1.- When a probable cause for pension, special care must be taken to state the degree of disability
Note 2.-The place where the soldier desires to be address may be here added
City Town of Adrian County of Lenawee State of Michigan
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