|Certificates of discharge were given to soldiers who
were discharged under the Conscript Act of April 16, 1862. The soldiers who
received these discharge papers were under the age of 18, over the age of
35, or had a disability. The certificate of discharge was either a
pre-printed form (as above) or a handwritten note written by the company
Certificate to be Given a Soldier at the Time of His Discharge
I, certify, That the within named Thomas Jones, a Private of Captain A Green company ( G ) of the twenty-fifth regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, born in Jackson County in the State of Tennessee, aged Seventeen years, five feet ten inches high, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by profession a Farmer, was enlisted by J. W. McHenry, at Livingston, on the thirtyieth day of July eighteen hundred and Sixty-one, to serve for one year, and is now entitiled to a discharge by reason of being under eighteen years of age.
The said Thomas Jones was last paid by Paymaster M C Debrill to include the twenty-eighth day of February, eighteen hundred and Sixty-two; and has pay due from that time to the present date:
There is due to him --- dollars retained
He is indebted to the Confederate States --- dollars, on account of exra clothing, $c.
He is indebted to --- , laundress at --- dollars.
The contract price of the ration at Tupelo, Miss is twenty-five cents.
Given in duplicate at Tupulo, Miss, this fifth day of August, 1862.
Albert Green capt
NOTE.-- When a soldier transfers his certificates, the transfers must be made on them, witnessed by a commissioned officer, when practicable, or by some other reputable person known to the Paymaster.
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