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Title Voucher with Certificate of Discharge for Peter Ludwig of Hoboken, Private in Hexamer's Battery A, May 1862.
Object Name Certificate
Catalog Number 2012.001.0202
Collection Hoboken Civil War Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Voucher with Certificate of Discharge for Peter Ludwig of Hoboken, Private in Hexamer's Battery A, May 1862.

Two Civil War form documents with multiple holographic entries. Full text is in notes.

Ludwig (born Germany 1819 or 1820) was a Hoboken carpenter who enlisted in Hoboken at age 41 in the New Jersey Volunteers of the U.S. Army on July 27, 1861 for a three year term of service. The nature of his hospitalization and the reason the Surgeon's Certificate of Disability was issued and led to his discharge is not stated.

(He may have re-enlisted in 1863. From: Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force of the United States Army for the Years 1861, '62, '63, '64, '65. Part II (New York and New Jersey): [A Fourth] Battery was organized at Trenton, N. J., September 16, 1863, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 17, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department. Dismissed: Second Lieut. Peter Ludwig, May 4, 1864.) [Note: this may have been Company C, under the command of Captain Christian Woerner once a member of Battery A.]

William Hexamer, Captain Commanding Battery A., First New Jersey Artillery.

Document 1: CERTIFICATE
TO BE GIVEN TO VOLUNTEERS AT THE TIME OF THEIR DISCHARGE TO ENABLE THEM TO RECEIVE THEIR PAY, &c. Issued at Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Virginia, May 1, 1862.

Document 2: Form No. 5 being the voucher for pay and allowances due Private Ludwig, May 6, 1862 including for travel of 227 miles at 20 miles per day from Fairfax, Virginia, to his home in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Notes Archives 2012.001.0202

[document 1]

CERTIFICATE
TO BE GIVEN TO VOLUNTEERS AT THE TIME OF THEIR DISCHARGE TO ENABLE THME TO RECEIVE THEIR PAY, &c.

I certify, on honor, that Peter Ludwig a Private of Captain Hexamers Battery (A) of the 1st Regiment of New Jersey Arty. [Artillery] Volunteers, of the State of New Jersey, born in Hesse Cassel, State of Germany, aged 41 years; 5 feet 7 inches high: Florid complexion, Grey eyes, Brown hair, and by occupation a Carpenter, having joined the company on its original organization at Hoboken, N.J., and enrolled in it at the muster into the service of the United States at ______, on the 27 day of July, 1861, (or was mustered in service as a recruit, by ______ at ______, on the ______ day of ______, 1861, to serve in the Regiment) for the term of three years unless sooner discredited and having served honestly and faithfully with his Company in Virginia, to the present date, is now entitled to a discharge by reason of Surgeon's Certificate of Disability.

The said Peter Ludwig was last paid by Paymaster Allison to include the 28th day of February, 1862, and has pay due him from that time to the present date, [lined out - and also payfor the use of his horse, (having mounted during the time.)] and he is entitled to pay and subsistence for traveling to place of enrolment and whatever allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, or militia, so discharged. He has received Forty Three 90/100 dollars advanced by the United States on account of clothing.

There is to be stopped from him, on account of the State of [line], or other authorities, for clothing, &c., received on entering service [line] /100 dollars; also, for expenses of subsistence for traveling from place of enrolment to the place of rendezvous, amounting to ______ /100 dollars; and on account of the United States for extra clothing in kind from ______ and for other stoppages, viz:
amounting to ______ /100 dollars; and he has been subsisted for traveling to his place of enrolment, up to the ______ 186.
He is indebted to ______, Sutler, ______ /100 dollars.

Given in duplicate, at Fairfax Seminary Hosp., this First day of May, 1862.
Command of General Wadsworth
Com'd'g: Dist:

Henry A. Armstrong
Surgeon in charge of Hospl.[hospital]

Note.- Two of these certificates, (or duplicates,) are to be given to each volunteer soldier who may be discharged of his company, that he may at once receive from the Paymaster the pay, &c., due him, and the captain or other officer commanding the company, will certify to the act of the delivery of the duplicate certificates: on these certificates the Soldier is "entitled to" his discharge, and should also present his discharge to the Paymaster to have the payment endorsed on it. The discharge is to be given back to the Soldier, by the Paymaster; - the latter only retaining as his voucher the duplicate certificates.

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[document 2]

(Form No. 5.)
The United States
To Pvt. P. Ludwig discharged
Battery 1 Regiment of N.J Arty. [Artillery]

For pay from 1 of March, 1862, to 1 of May, 1862 Dollars.Cents.
Being 2 months 1 days, at 1 dollars per month……… 26 43
For retained pay due…………………
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For pay for traveling from Fairfax, the
Place of my discharge, to Hoboken, N.J., the
Place of my residence, 227 miles, at twenty miles per day, equal
To 11 days, at 13 dollars per month….. 4 76
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For subsistence for traveling as above, 11 days, at 50 cents per Ration or day…… 5 50
For clothing not drawn….. 21 05
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Amount………….. 68 74
Deduct for
Army Asylum…………….$----------
Deduct for clothing withdrawn ---------- 43 90
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Balance due……..24 84
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Received of Maj. D. McClure [?] , Paymaster U.S. Army, this 6 day of May, 1862, Twenty four dollars and Eighty four cents, in full of the above account.

Pay………… _____
Subsistence … ______
Clothing……….. ______
Dollars ______

(signed in duplicate.)

Peter Ludwig

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People Ludwig, Peter
Date 1862
Year Range from 1862
Year Range to 1862
Search Terms Hexamer's Battery
Civil War
U.S. Army
Caption Document 1: Certificate
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Classification War
Military
Hospitals
Health
Financial