DISCHARGE FOR 1ST LT. JOHN M. WATERMAN, 76TH NEW YORK INFANTRY; SIGNED BY LT. COL. JOHN E. COOK, WOUNDED 3 TIMES INCLUDING AT GETTYSBURG

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Standard 8 ½” x 10 ¾” discharge, pre-printed and ink.  Waterman enlisted 10/14/61 and was discharged 10/10/64 at Yellow House, VA. Waterman was born in Decatur, NY and was a painter by occupation when he enlisted as a 1st Sgt., Co. I.  Promoted to Sergeant Major; Hospital Steward, 5/17/62; 1st Lieut. 11/17/63 as of transfer to Co. A.

John E. Cook was 32 years old when he enlisted at Middleburg, NY as a Captain on 10/1/61. Commissioned into Co. I, 76th NY. Wounded on 7/1/63 at Gettysburg; 5/5/64 at The Wilderness; wounded at 10/7/64 at Hatcher’s Run, VA. Promoted to Major 7/1/63 and Lt. Col. 9/30/63. Discharged 10/15/64 at Petersburg, VA.

The hard fought 76th New York saw action at 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg and Cold Harbor, to name but a few places.

Very fine discharge for an officer of a very desirable unit, signed by the Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment who was wounded at Gettysburg!  [ld]

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