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Harvey Keith's discharge papers, December 1865

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 024.01.94

Scope and Contents

The following is a transcription of the document:

To all whom it may concern

Know ye, That Harvey Keith a private of Captain Yewellyn O. Snoddys Company, 18th Regiment of United States [illegible] volunteers who was enrolled on the Sixth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four to serve one year during the war is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this fifth day of December 1965, at Huntsville, Alabama by reason of the expiration of term of service. No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.

Said Harvey Keith was born in [left blank] in the State of Mississippi, is thirty years of age, five feet five inches high, yellow complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a laborer.

Given at Huntsville Alabama this sixth day of December 1865.

The document is then signed by four officials, whose names are illegible. A typed caption, written much later, further labels the document, as follows:

This document is the discharge paper of my Great Grand Father Harvey Keith. [It is] From the Civil War. Uncle William (Billy) Keith was his brother. Thanks to Dr. David Taylor.


  • December 1865

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1 Leaves : Photocopy of discharge papers.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Archives Repository

270 N. Kent Street
Saint Paul MN 55102 USA