Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Edgar W. Potter, New York Civil War Veteran

From Potter Profiles, volume 12, 1987, page 5:

"I certify, on honor, that Edgar W. Potter, a 1st Sgt. of Captain C.W. Ayres Company A of the 9th Regiment of Cavalry Volunteers, of the State of New York, born in Cattaraugus, State of New York, aged 23 years, 5 feet, 10 inches high; light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer, having joined the company on its original organization at Warren, NY, and enrolled in it at the msuter into the service of the United States at Westfield, NY, on the 5th day of October, 1861, and was mustered in service as a Veteran Volunteer by Capt. J. M. Kern. A.C. of the 1st Cavalry Division at Culpeper, VA, on the 20th day of December, 1863 to serve in the Regiment for the term of three years and having served honestly and faithfully with his company in the 9th NY Cavalry to the present date is now entitled to a DISCHARGE by reason of being killed in action near Old Church, VA, on May 30th 1864.

The said 1st Sgt. Edgar W. Potter was last paid by Paymaster Sawyer to include the 29th day of February, 1864, and has pay due him from that time to the present date; he is entitled to pay and subsistence for traveling to place of enrollment, and whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, drafter men, or militia, so discharged. He has received from the United States Clothing amounting to $9.23, since the 1st day of January 1864, when his clothing account was last settled. He has received from the United States $60.00 advanced Bounty  and second installment of Bounty $50.00 (was it 60 cents and 50 cents for it next says clearly) Total $1.

Given in Duplicate at Wilson's Landing, this 27th day of June 1864. (Signed) C.W. Ayers, Capt. 9th New York Cavalry.

The Potter Profiles reader who, back in 1987, submitted this said it came from The Cattaraugus Star, 1926.

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