Schoolcraft County
Civil War Soldier's
Discharges
As Recorded in the office of the Schoolcraft County Clerk.
Contributed and transcribed by Larry Peterson.
 
Civil War Soldier's Discharges were recorded in the Office of the Schoolcraft County Clerk for the following Civil War Veterans:
James P. Arrowood
Richard Boshaw
Herman Borer
Henry Brassel
Eli W. Brown
Samuel Watt Brown
James Lull
Henry Messer
George W. Rice
George D. Tucker
 
Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Pages 11 & 12
Discharge of James P. Arrowood Received and recorded August 27th A.D. 1887 at 4 o'clock P.M.
Johh Costello, County Clerk.
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That James P. Arrowood a Private of Captain....................Company "B" 2d Regiment
of North Carolina Mounted Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the twenty fifth day of September one thousand eight hundred and Sixty three to serve three years or during the war is hereby Discharged from the Service of the United States, this Sixteenth day or August, 1865, at..........by reason of............(No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)
 
Said James P. Arrowood was born in the State of.......... is years of age.........feet.....inches high.......... complexion.........eyes...........hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a ...............  Given at Louisville Ky this nineteenth day of February 1870.
 
Office Second Comptroller Allowance of Clothing $70.36  Paid by Certificate 570965 September 30, 1870
Jno Brodhead, Comptroller.
 
J. P. Martin Bvt. Lieut. Col. U.S.A. Asst. Adjutant General $523.32 May & B (E 100). Rd by Certf. 559441 Second Compt Off April 26, 1870.
 
HEADQUARTERS DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND
Louisville Ky.    February 19, 1870
 
This Discharge is ordered and is made by authority of circular from the War Department and the
following endorsement from the War Department dated January 12, 1869.    "The Office of the Chief
Mustering Office of Kentucky and Tennesee having been discontinued, discharges heretofore furnished from that office will be furnished from Head Quarters Dept. of the Cumberland, The Assistant Adjutant General is the proper Officer (unless otherwise ordered by the Dept. Commander) to attend to this duty."
By Command of Bvt. Maj. Genl. Cooke.  J. P. Martin, Assistant Adjutant General.
 
State of Michigan, County of Schoolcraft:  I, John Costello, Clerk of the County of Schoolcraft do hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with James P. Arrowood and know him to be the identical person named in the Discharge presented for record and recorded herewith. In Testimony thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said County and Court at Manistique in said County this 29th day of August A.D. 1887.
(SEAL) John Costello, County Clerk and Clerk of the Circuit Court for Schoolcraft County, Michigan.
 

328     Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Pages 6 & 7.  Discharge of Richard Boshaw Received for record June 29th 1885 at 8 o'olook A. M.  John Costello, County Clerk.
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That Richard Boshaw, a Private of Captain George W. Rose's Company (G) Fifth Regiment
of Michigan Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the Eighteenth day of August one thousand eight
hundred and sixty one to serve Three years or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the Service of the United States this Twenty Sixth day of December, 1863 at Camp Near Brandy Station Va. by reason of re-enlisting pursuant to Genl Orders Nos. 191 & 376 June 25th & Nov 21st 1863. War Dept. (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)
 
Said Richard Boshaw was born In Cotrellville in the State or Michigan, is Nineteen years of age, Five Feet Five inches high, Light complexion. Blue eyes. Light hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a Farmer.
 
Given at Brandy Station Va. this Twenty Sixth day of December 1863. Paid in Full Henry McFarland, Paymaster U.S.A. Paid State Bounty John Pullcoul Lieut Col Commanding the Reg't.
 
State of Michigan County of Schoolcraft:  On this 29th day of June A.D. 1885, before me, a Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County personally appeared Israel Epstine and Jonn McCarthy, citizens of said county (with whom I hereby certify that I am personally acquainted), who being by me duly sworn, severally depose and say that they are personally acquainted with Richard Boshaw, who in their presence, presents his discharge and know him to be the identical person named in said discharge. Israel Epstine . John McCarthy
 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of June A.D. 1885, at Manistique in said County John Costello, Clerk or the Circuit Court of said County.
(SEAL)
 

Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Pages 8 & 9. Discharge of Richard Boshaw Received for record June 29, 1885 at 8 o'clock A. M.  John Costello, Clerk
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That Richard Boshaw, a Sergeant of Captain John B. Fortier Company, (G) 5th Regiment
of Mich. Vet Infantry Volunteers, who was enrolled on the Twenty Sixth day of December one thousand
Eight hundred and Sixty three to serve Three years or during the war, is hereby Disharged from the Service of the United States this Fifth day of July, 1865, at Camp Near Jeffersonville Ind. by reason of under Provisions of Genl Order No. 24 Army of Tenn, Dated June 28th 1865.    (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist)
 
Said Richard Boshaw was born in St. Clair County in the State of Michigan, is Twenty three years of age, Five feet 7 inches high, light complexion, Blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation, wnen enrolled, a Farmer.
Given at Camp Near Jeffersonville Ind. this Fifth day of July 1865.
 
Joho W. Shufri, Maj. 20th Ind. Inftry Vols. A.C.M Prov Div A of Tenn.
D. S. Root, Lieut Col Commanding the Reg't
 

326.  Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Page 3 & 4.
United States to Herman Borer received for Record the lst day of April A.D. 1884 at 10 o'clook A. M.
John Costello, County Clerk.
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That Hermann Borer, Private of Captain Milo E. Palmers Company (K) 23 Regiment of
Veteran Reserve Corps. Volunteers who was enrolled on the nineteenth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States, this Seventeenth day of July 1865 at Fort Snelllng, Minnesota, by reason of Genl Order No. 116. War Deptmt A.G.O. Current series.    (No objection to his being reenlisted is known to exist.)
 
Said Hermann Borer was Born in Solothurn Canton in the State of Switzerland, is 18 years of age, five feet three inches high.   Light Completion.    Dark eyes.   Brown hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a Farmer.
 
Given at Fort snelllng, this Seventeenth day of July 1865.  
 
Milo E. Palmer Capt. Vol. Res. Corps Comdg Co K. 23d Regt V. R. Corps.  
H. S. Bingham Capt. 2nd Minn Cav. A.C.M. Dist of Minn.
 
Oath of Identity
Hermann Borer of the town of St. Anthony, County of Hennepin, in the State of Minn. on this 24th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty six, personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Notary Public for the County of Ramsey in said state above mentioned. Hermann Borer, who being duly sworn according to Law, declares that he is the identical Hermann Borer who was a soldier in the company commanded by Captain Milo E. Palmer in the regiment 23 V.R.C. commanded by .......... That he enlisted on the 19th day or August 1862 for the term of three years and was discharged at fort Snelllng, Minn. on the 17th day of July 1865 by reason or Orders of Com War Dept.
 
Witnesses:   F.E. Snow, M.R. Seaman Hermann X (his mark) Borer
Sworn and subscribed Before me the day and year above written.
(NOTARIAL SEAL) F. E. Snow, Notary Public, Minn.
 
State of Michigan, County of Schoolcraft:  I, John Costello, Clerk of the County of Schoolcraft do hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with Hermann Borer and know him to be the Identical person named in the discharge presented for record and recorded herewith.
 
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said county and of the
Circuit Court thereof this 1st day of April A.D. 1884.
(SEAL) John Costello, Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Clerk of Schoolcraft County, Michigan.
 
Paid Bounty $100. Act of July 26, 1866 T. H. Gardner P.M. U.S.A. July 11/67
 

A re-record of Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Page 1 & 2 United States to Henry Brassel.  Received for record the 25th day of July A.D. 1883 at 10 o'clock A. M. John Costello, County Clerk.
(1095) (Travel Paid)
 
DISCHARGE
This is to certify that No 63. Henry Brassel a Landsman has this day been discharged from the U. S. Steamer "Exchange" and from the Naval Service. Dated this 9th day of June, 1865.  Approved Jas. C. Gisson A.V. Lieut Comd'g David Davis Jr. C. A. Paymaster
 
Name:  Henry Brassel, Enlisted Sept. 13, 1864, Term:  1 yr., Rating:  Landsman, Born:  Germany, Age:  20, Occupation:  Blacksmith, Eyes:  Hazel, Hair:  Dk., Complexion:  Dk., Height:  5 feet, 7 inches.
 
Oath of Identity or Henry Brassel
State of Michigan County of Schoolcraft:  I, John Costello, Clerk of the County of Schoolcraft do hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with Henry Brassel and know him to be the Identical person named in the Discharge, presented for Record and Recorded herewith.
 
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said county and Court this 25th day of July A.D. l883.
(SEAL) John Costello, County Clerk & Clerk of the Circuit Court of Schoolcraft County, Mich.
 

Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Page 13
Discharge of Eli W. Brown.  Received for record the 3rd day of Dec. 1888  at 12 o'clock M.
John Costello, County Clerk.
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That Eli W. Brown a Private of Captain Stephen L. Lowings Company (E.) Third Regiment of Mich. Vols. Volunteers who was enrolled on the Thirteenth day or May one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or during the War, is hereby Discharged from the Service of the United States, this Nineteenth day of March 1864, at Brandy Station Va. by reason of Re-enlistment, (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)
 
Said Eli W. Brown was born in Columbus in the State of Pennsylvania is Twenty one years of age Six feet one inches high, dark complexion, blue dyes, black hair and by occupation when enrolled, a Farmer. Given at Brandy Station this Nineteenth day of March 1864. State Bounty paid In full 100 P.  B. R. Pierce Colonel Commanding the Reg't.
 
State of Michigan, County of Schoolcraft:  I, John Costello, County Clerk of said County, do hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with Eli W. Brown and know him to be the identical person named in the Discharge presented for record and recorded herewith.  In Testimony thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at Manistique in said County this Third day of December, A. D. 1888.
(Seal) John Costello, County Clerk of said County.
 

Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Page 14
Discharge of Eli W. Brown Received for record the 3rd day of December 1888 at 12 o'clock M.
John Costello, County Clerk.
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That Eli W. Brown a Private of Captain L. J. Blanchard Company ("E") 5th Regiment of
Michigan Vet. Volunteers who was enrolled on the 19th day of March one thousand eight hundred and [?] to serve Three years or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the Service of the United States this fifth day of July 1865 at Jeffersonville Ind. by reason of G.O. No. 24 "June 28" 1865 A D. (No Objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)
 
Said Eli W. Brown was born in Warren in the state of Penn. is 24 years of age six feet 2 inches high, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair and by occupation when enrolled, a Farmer. Given at Jeffersonvllle Ind. this Fifth day of July 1865. John W. Shafer Maj. 20th Ind. Vet Vols A.C.M.P.; D. H. Root Lt. Col Commanding the Reg't. Paid in full July 17 By R..H.Whiting, PM., U.S.A.
 
State of Michigan, County of Schoolcraft:  I, John Costello, Clerk of the County of Schoolcraft do hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with Eli W. Brown and know him to be the identical person named in the discharge presented for record and recorded herewith. In Testimony thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Official Seal at Manistique said County this Third day of December A.D. 1888.
(SEAL) John Costello, County Clerk or said County.
 

329  Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Pages 9 & 10
Discharge of Samuel W. Brown received for record the 23rd day of December A.D. 1885 at 10 O'clock A. M. John Costello, County Clerk.
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That Samuel W. Brown, a Private of Captain Charles J. Fox's Company ("C") 107th
Regiment of New York Infy Volunteers who was enrolled on the Seventh (7th) day of August one thousand
eight hundred and sixty two (62) to serve three (3) years or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the Service of the United States, this fifth day of June 1865, at Near Washington D.C. by reason of G.O. No. 77. War Dept. Current Series.
 
(No objection to his being re-enlisted is Known to exist)
 
Said Samuel W. Brown was born in Otsego Co. in the State of New York, is thirty four (34) years of age, Five (5) feet six (6) inches high, dark complexion, Grey eyes, Black hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a Farmer.
 
Given at Near Washington D.C. this fifth day of June 1865.
 
E. A. Wickes Capt. 150th N.Y.V. A.C.M. 1st Div. 20th A.C. Charles J. Fox Capt. Comdg. Co. "C" 107th Regt N.Y. Vols.  This Discharge doos not bar payment up to time of arrival at State rendezvous E.A.Wickes Capt. 150th N.Y.V. A.C.M. 1st Div. 20th A.C. Paid June 17th 1865. A.H.Hutchins, P.M. U.S.A. Bounty paid Washington Apl 25 #100 1868 A.D. Robinson Paymaster U.S.A. Act July 23. 1866
 
State of Michigan, County of Schoolcraft:  I, John Costello, Clerk of the County of Schoolcraft do hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with Samuel W. Brown and know him to be the identical person named in the discharge presented for record and recorded herewith.
 
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County this 23rd day of
December A.D. 1885.
(SEAL) John Costello, County Clerk and Clerk of the Circuit Court for Sohoolcraft County, Michigan.
 

356.  Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Page 89
James Lull - Received for record this 18th day of December A D 1922 at 9:00 o'clock A.M. Leona F. Voye, deputy register of deeds.
 
HONOR LOYALTY
CERTIFICATE OF Membership
G.A.R.
 
This certifies that James Lull is a member of the C. Colegrove Post 166 Department of Michigan Grand Army of the Republic who entered the United States Service at Bloom Co., N.Y. in the year 1861 as Private "Co. D" 76th N.Y. Vol. Inf. and served in the same until Nov. 15th, 1863 was then discharged from the Vol. service and was reenlisted in the Regular Service at that time was discharged at Fisk Hill Nov. 17th, 1865. End of War.  In service 4 yrs. 3 months.  C. C. Wicks Adjt.  W. B. Mead, Post Commander.
 
Engagements:  Bull Run, South Mountain, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Sheridan Road, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Chancellorsville.   Wounds received:  In the face, Battle of South Mountain.  In right leg below the knee, Battle of Gettysburg.  (SEAL)
 

332.  Re-recorded from Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Page 15
Discharge of Henry Messer Received for Record this 1st day of July A. D. 1896 at 11 o'clock A.M.  Ed Ashford, Co. Clerk.
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That Henry Messer a Prv't of Captain Sameul A. Millers Company E 1st Regiment of Ky Light Art'y Volunteers who was enrolled on the eighteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty four to serve three years or during the war is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States this first day of August 1896 at Louisville Ky by reason of Orders from the A. G. O. (No objections to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)
Said Henry Messer was born in Greenup Co. in the State of Kentucky is eighteen years of age, five feet eleven inches high Dark complexion, Black eyes, Dark hair and by occupation when enrolled a Famer.
Given at Louisville Ky this First day of August 1865.
 
Samuel A. Miller Capt. Batt'y E. 1st Ky Light Art'y  Chas. P. Fletcher Capt. 1st U. S. Inf. Mustering Office
Paid in Full Lousiville Ky Aug 5/65 W. W. McIntyre Pmstr
 
State of Michigan, County of Schoolcraft:  On this 1st day of July A. D. 1896 before me a Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County personally appeared Amos L. Hill citizen of said county (with whom I hereby certify that I am personally acquainted) who being duly sworn severally deposes and says that he is personally acquainted with Henry Messer who in his presence presents his discharge, and know him to be the identical person named in said discharge.
Amos L. Hill
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of July A.D. 1896.
(SEAL)  Ed Ashford, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Schoolcraft County Mich.
 

359. Re-recorded for Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Page 95
George W. Rice Received for record this 30th day of July, A.D. 1925 at 9:00 o'clock A.M.  Leona V. Voye Deputy
Army of the United States
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That Geo. W. Rice a Private of Captain Geo. D. Norton's Company C. of the 1st Batt. 14th Regiment of U. S. Infantry who was enlisted the third day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years is hereby discharged from the Army of the United States in consequence of expiration of term of service.
 
Said Geo W. Rice was born in Tioga in the State of Pennsylvania is nineteen years of age five feet nine inches high dark complexion grey eyes brown hair and by occupation when enlisted a mechan[?].
 
Given under my hand at Elmira N. Y. this third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.
John D. Wharton 1st Lt. in U.S. Inftry. Commanding Batt.
 

327. A re-record of Liber 1 Soldier's Discharges, Pages 5 and 6
Discharge of Geo. D. Tucker Recorded June 11th 1884 at 8 o'clock A.M. John Costello, Clerk
 
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That George D. Tucker a First Sergeant of Captain Samuel A. Wiggins Company (E) Ninth Regiment of Michigan Vol. Infantry Volunteers, who was enrolled on the twentieth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve Three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the Service of the United States, to date from the Eleventh day of February, 1863, at Murfreesboro Tennessee by reason of App't as 2nd Lieut Mich Infty.  (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.)
 
Said George D. Tucker was born in Janesville in the State of New York, is twenty three years of age, five feet seven inches high, Dark complexion, Blue eyes, Brown hair and by occupation when enrolled, a Sailor.
 
Given at Murfreesboro Tenn this Twenty second day of April, 1863.
 
G. C. Moody Capt 19th Infantry Com. Musters 14 Army Corps Mustering Officer
J. G. Parkhurst Col 9th Mich I. Comdg.
Paid by me on the 31st day of July 1863 from December 31st 1862 to February 1st 1863 at Decherd near Winchester Tenn. F. Hinckley, P.M. U.S.A.
Hdqrs Dept Cumberland Murfreesboro April 22d 1863.  To be Discharged by Com'd Maj. Gen'l Rosecrans, H. Thrall, Capt & A.A.G.
George D. Tucker 33 Joy Street Detroit, Mich.
 
State of Michigan, County of Schoolcraft:  I, John Costello, Cerk of the County of Schoolcraft do hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with George D. Tucker and know him to be the Identical person name in the discharge presented for record and recorded herewith.
 
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County and Court this 11th day of June A.D. 1884
(SEAL)  John Costello, County Clerk and Clerk of the Circuit Court of Schoolcraft County, Michigan.