George Washington discharge document
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Illustrated document containing the discharge records of U.S. Army soldier George Washington. The document indicates that Washington served as a private in the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D. The certificate is dated September 23, 1865. At the top of the document, Lady Justice stands holding a sword in one hand and a billowing American flag in the other. Around her are a snake, an olive branch, a globe, a copy of the Constitution, books, and a set of scales. Behind her are the U.S. Capitol and a regiment of U.S. Army troops. On the left of the document is an illustration of an eagle wearing a shield resembling the United States flag. Under his talons are olive branches and a ribbon inscribed with the phrase "E Pluribus Unum." Below the eagle, written within an illustrated gold gilted frame are the names of three locations in South Carolina where Washington most likely served- Charleston, James Island, and Utah [Eutaw] Springs. The name of Captain Josiah C. Hall is written in the bottom right of the document. "JQA Gilmore, Maj Gen" is also written at the bottom right. This most likely refers to Major General Quincy Adams Gillmore.
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United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 55th (1863-1865). Company D
Massachusetts--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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- George Washington discharge document. 1865-23-09. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://collections.digitalmaryland.org/cdm/ref/collection/mcw/id/223. (Accessed October 18, 2021.)
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- (1865-23-09) George Washington discharge document. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://collections.digitalmaryland.org/cdm/ref/collection/mcw/id/223
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