War Between the States

5th U.S. Light Artillery

8 1/2 x 11, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

The United States, To John Bipus, Private, discharged from E Company, 5 Regiment of Artillery U.S.A. For pay from 1 of January, 1862, to 29 of January, 1864, being 28 days, at 12 dollars per month. Also includes information for traveling expenses, bounty and subsistence expenses. Total due= $103.41. Received of Maj. N.S. Brinton, Paymaster U.S. Army, this 27 day of September, 1864, One hundred and three dollars and Forty one cents, in full of the above account. John Bipus. Chas Simon, 2nd Lieut. 5th Arty. Very fine.

John Bipus, enlisted as a private on October 11, 1861, and was mustered into the 95th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was transferred into the 5th U.S. Light Artillery, on October 15, 1862.

Charles Simon, enlisted as a private, on October 11, 1853, and was mustered into the 5th U.S. Light Artillery. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, on October 22, 1862; brevet 1st lieutenant, on December 13, 1862, for gallantry in the battle of Fredericksburg; brevet captain, on June 13, 1864, for gallantry in the battle of Cold Harbor; and he died on March 7, 1867.

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