Lot 268: (MILITARY--CIVIL WAR.) Group of 5 documents relating to Maryland African-Americans in military service.

Swann Auction Galleries

March 29, 2018
New York, NY, US

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Description: (MILITARY--CIVIL WAR.) Group of 5 documents relating to Maryland African-Americans in military service. Various sizes; most with punch holes in left margin, otherwise minor wear. Vp, 1865-66
Notes: A collection of post-war discharges and pay documents relating to 4 different soldiers, some or all of them being veterans of the Civil War. Includes: Signed testimony that Thomas Scott of Baltimore, late of the 39th U.S. Colored Troops, "has been free for more than ten years . . . born of free parents" (needed to prove that Scott had enlisted as a freeman, making him eligible for a higher bounty), 20 December 1865 * Discharge certificate for the same Thomas Scott, giving his service history, 4 December 1865 * Pay order for Thomas Scott''s $50 bounty, signed with his mark, 13 December 1865 * Signed affidavit by Sergeant Isaac H. Baker of the 4th U.S. Colored Troops, attesting to the identity of his soldiers Robert Dunmore and Henry Howell, 3 December 1866 * Pay order for bounty due to Edward Langford of the 4th U.S. Colored Troops, signed with his mark, 14 May 1866.
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