War Between the States

to Soldiers

5 x 8, imprint.

War Department,
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, September 26, 1865

MEMORANDUM:

Second Comptroller's Office,
Washington, September 15, 1865

It has been decided by this office that accidents, alike incident to civil and military life, do not entitle the soldier, when discharged thereof, to the bounties of March 3, 1863. There must be some extra danger incurred by reason of the military service. It is thought that the case enclosed fully answers this requirement. The handling of shells is a work purely military, and a soldier discharged for wounds occasioned by their explosion, under the circumstances stated within, has a legal claim to the bounty if otherwise entitled.

JOHN BROADHEAD,
Comptroller

Official

Assistant Adjutant General

Light age toning and edge wear. There are two tiny punch holes at the left edge which do not affect any of the content. Interesting document.

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