Joseph Hamilton, Complete Military Service Record, US Civil War, a transcription

1861, Company H, 10th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry

I don't have the card or the records for this period of service

1863 Emergency Battalion

Index Card
Hamilton, Joseph
Co. Hughes, Battalion Pa. Infantry (Col. Litzinger) (Emergency, 1863)
Musician

service record - I don't have it.

Co. D, 5th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery

Index card
Hamilton, Joseph
Co. D, 5th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
Private

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Hamilton, Joseph
Company __, 5 Regiment Pa Heavy Artillery
1 enclosure: enlistment papers

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Joseph Hamilton
Volunteered at Johnstown August 31, 1864
by W B Lowman
Regiment of ... 204

Volunteer Enlistment
State of Pennsylvania, Town of Johnstown
I, Joseph Hamilton, born in Cambria County in the state of Pennsylvania and now a resident of Cambria County, aged nineteen years, and by occupation a laborer, ... [volunteer] this thirty-first day of August 1864, to serve as a soldier in the [US Army] for the period of three one years unless sooner discharged by proper authority. etc.,

signed Joseph Hamilton
Johnstown, 31 August 1864, before W B Lowman

I certify ... that I have minutely inspected the volunteer ... was entirely sober ... of lawful age ... etc. This soldier has blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion

signed W B Lowman

Declaration of Recruit
[in his own writing]
I Joseph Hamilton desiring to volunteer as a soldier in the Army of the United States for the term of three one years do declare that I am nineteen years of age; that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by ... court-martial, or before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I know of no impediment to my serving ... etc.

Given at Johnstown
31 day of August 1864
Witness: George Fleming
signed: Joseph Hamilton

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Mustered into the service of the United States for one year or during the war, from date of enlistment in the 204 Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, on the 2 day of September 1864 at Pittsburgh

Signed [can't read]
Captain 17 NJ Infantry

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Hamilton, Joseph
Co. D, 5 Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
Mustered in: private
Mustered out: private
Card Numbers
20362820
20367310
20367457
20367606
20367751
20367914
20368071

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5 H Artillery Pa.
Jos Hamilton
appears with rank of private on muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of U S Vol. forwarded for the 5 Regiment Pa. H. Artillery.

Roll dated Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept 2, 1864
Where born: Cambria, Penna
Age 19; occupation: laborer
When enlisted: August 31, 1864
Where: Johnstown
For what period: 1 year
eyes: blue; hair: light
complexion: dark
height: 5ft 9in
When mustered in: Sept 2, 1864
Where: Pittsburgh, Pa
Bounty paid: $0; due $100.00

Remarks: 6th Ward, Pittsburgh. Alleghany Co - 6th Sub.Dist. 22nd Congressional District

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stamped on back of one card
20362820 July 13, 1892

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5 H Artillery PA
Joseph Hamilton
Private, Company D, 204 Regiment Pa Volunteers (Heavy Artillery)*
Appears on Company Muster and Descriptive Roll of the organization named above.
Roll dated Dft Rendes. Pitts Pa, Sept 13, 1864.
Where born: Cambria Co. Pa.
Age: 19; occupation: Laborer
When enlisted: August 30, 1864
Where enlisted: Johnstown
For what period enlisted: 1 year
Eyes: blue; hair: light
Complexion: Dark; height 5 ft 9 in
When mustered in: Sept 3, 1864
Where mustered in: Pittsburgh, Pa
Bounty paid: $0; due: $100.00
Remarks: 6 Sub District, 22 Congressional District, Pa

* This organization subsequently became Company D, 5 Regiment Pa Heavy Artillery.

[the note following the * was on the original card]

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stamped on back of one card
20367310 July 13, 1892

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5 H Artillery Pa
Joseph Hamilton, Private, Company D, 5 Regiment Pa. Heavy Artillery
Appears on Company Muster Roll
for Enlistment to Oct 31, 1864
Present

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stamped
20367457
July 13, 1892

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Present for Muster Roll November and December 1864

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stamped on back of one card
20367606
July 13, 1892

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Present for Muster Roll January and February 1865

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stamped on back of one card
20367751
July 13, 1892

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Present for Muster Roll March and April 1865

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stamped on back of one card
20367914
July 13, 1892

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5 H Artillery Pa
Joseph Hamilton
Private Company D, 5 Regiment Pa Heavy Artillery
Age 19
Appears on Company Muster out Roll, dated
Washington DC, June 30, 1865
Muster-out to date: June 30, 1865
Last paid to December 31, 1864
Clothing account
Total Amount for clothing in kind or money advanced: $69.94
Due U.S. for arms, equipment, etc: $6.00
Bounty paid: $33.33; due $33.33
Remarks: gun and accoutrements to be paid for per circular No 13, Ord. Dept. 1865

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stamped on back of one card
20368071
July 13, 1892