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1864 April 16: Counties to Receive Credit for Volunteers Who Enlisted in Another State

April 18, 2014

From the April 16, 1864, issue of The Prescott Journal.  This is an important change for all of “our” counties.

Credit for Volunteers.

The Adjutant General of the State has issued an order, intended to secure credit to towns in this State for volunteers who have enlisted out of the State. This is of special interest to several towns in this county, and we sent, as soon as possible, copies of the order to these towns.

To secure credit in such cases, affidavits must be sent to the Ad. General’s office, and each affidavit must state the full name of the volunteer for whom credit is claimed ;  the town or ward in which he resided at the time of his enlistment, with the length of time he has been such resident ;  the company and regiment to which he was assigned, and the State by which such company or regiment was organized, together with the name of the officer by whom he was enlisted.

Each affidavit, so prepared, must be made out singly, upon letter paper or legal cap, which should be properly folded, and endorsed with the name of the volunteer, his company and regiment ;  and the name of the town or ward making the claim of such volunteer. Such other facts as would substantiate the residence of the volunteer might also properly form a portion of the affidavit.—For instance, the fact of his having paid poll, or other tax in the town, the residence of his family, and whether town or county bounty had been paid them.

These affidavits must be filed in the offices of the Ad. General, on or before the 1st day of May.  There is no time for delay.

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