EAGLE MASTHEAD DISCHARGE – PVT. JOSIAH WICKARD, 7TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY

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Eagle mast discharge for a trooper of the famed 7th Michigan Cavalry!  Private Josiah Wickard enlisted at age 35 from Leroy, Michigan into Company L.  He was a late addition to the regiment, signing-on in February 1865 and mustering out in December 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  Josiah was originally from Wayne, Ohio and was a farmer by occupation.  Document is signed by Captain W. D. Hubbard of the 13th Missouri Cavalry.  Discharge is marked and stamped “paid in full” by the paymaster.  At the time of his service, the 7th Michigan Cavalry fought in the decisive actions of the Appomattox Campaign, to include Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks and Appomattox Station, followed by assignment to Fort Leavenworth, KS service in the west immediately after the May 1865 Grand Review of Armies in Washington, D.C.  Paper is in very good condition, with printing and ink in legible condition. [jc]

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