CAPTAIN HENRY H. STILES - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/18/1864 CO-SIGNED BY: CIVIL WAR - UNION - HFSID 262957
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CAPTAIN HENRY H. STILES
As a company commander in the Invalid Corps, consisting of wounded soldiers assigned light duties, he certifies that a private is entitled to pay. Ink note says the man was not paid.
Autograph Document signed: "Henry H. Stiles/Capt. Commanding 13th Depot Company". 1 page, 8x10. Depot Camp I. C. [Invalid Corps], Cliffburne Barracks D. C., 1864 January 18. To Major Elias Mercer, Paymaster, US Army, in full: "I certify on honor that the bearer hereof, Private David F. Kennison, formerly of the 1st Vermont Artillery, was transferred to the Invalid Corps, and was mustered for pay Dec. 31/63 in the unassigned Department at this Post, and since transferred to the 13th Depot Company under my command." Ink note (unknown hand) across letter: "This man was not paid in this certificate/January 18th 1863". [This note has probably been dated erroneously with the previous years, as is common in January.] Docketed on verso. Captain Henry "H. H." Stiles, formerly of the 15th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, was reassigned to the Invalid Corps at an unknown date, serving there until the end of his term of military service on March 17, 1965. Although individual details on Captain Stiles are lacking, much can be inferred from his unit histories. The 15th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, formed at New Haven in August 1862, saw action in the disastrous Union defeat at Fredericksburg (December 1862). Redeployed to the North Carolina coast in the following year, the regiment lost more soldiers to yellow fever than to enemy fire during 1863. The Invalid Corps, later renamed the Veterans Corps, was composed of injured soldiers who were still fit for light duties.Many of its members were eligible for medical discharge, but preferred to remain in uniform, serving the Union cause as best they could. Multiple mailing folds. Lightly toned. Pencil markings on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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