14 May 2012

Certificate of Disability-Military Monday

I have written a number of posts about my great, great grandfather, Samuel S. Glover Jr. I ordered his civil war pension file and have found quite a few pages that contain genealogical information. The Certificate of Disability is one of those. This certificate provides his birth county, age, physical description, and occupation before enlistment.  In addition, it gives the city, county and state where further correspondence can be addressed after discharge.

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).



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
                                                             Commanding Company

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
because of Partial incomplete anchylosis
of knee joint-the result of a gun shot wound received
while in the service.  Degree of disability 1/2
                                                            Asst Surgeon
                                                            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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