PAY VOUCHER FOR 16TH CONNECTICUT SOLDIER SIGNED BY AN OFFICER WHO WAS AN ESCAPED POW

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Item Code: 1054-2293

Preprinted document on white paper filled out in period ink. Document meas. approx. 7.50 x 3.25 inches. Item is in excellent condition.

Document reads:

APRIL 30TH 1865

TO COLONEL WILLIAM FITCH, NEW HAVEN, CT

PAYMASTER GENERAL OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT OR HIS SUCCESSOR IN OFFICE;

AT SIGHT, OR WHENEVER DUE, PAY BEARER OR ORDER, THE NINTH PAYMENT OF TEN DOLLARS, DUE ME FROM THE STATE, UNDER “AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF A VOLUNTEER MILITIA AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLIC DEFENSE.”

(signed) ALBERT H. PORTER

B COMPANY SIXTEENTH REGIMENT

CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS

WITNESS (signed) LT. ALFRED A. DISCKERSON

Albert H. Porter resided in East Windsor, Connecticut. He enlisted as a private in Company B, 16th Connecticut Infantry on August 24, 1862. The regiment was hit hard at Antietam losing 45 killed, 159 wounded, 22 captured and 2 missing. They also saw service at Fredericksburg, Suffolk and the siege of Plymouth, North Carolina. At the latter place Porter and the rest of his regiment were captured and held in Andersonville. Porter was paroled on December 16, 1864 and was mustered out on June 24, 1865.

The witness that signed this document, Alfred A. Dickerson, entered service as sergeant major of the 16th Connecticut on August 1, 1862. He received a commission as 2nd lieutenant October 13, 1862, 1st lieutenant May 9, 1863 and captain of Company B on April 1, 1864. He was captured at Plymouth, North Carolina on April 20, 1864 and escaped from the prison camp at Columbia, South Carolina on November 3, 1864 and successfully reached Union lines. He was discharged May 25, 1865.

A nice little collectible document. [AD] [ph:L]

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