Extract of Discharge Certificate and Form No. 5 (payment to member) for
referred to as Charles, would later serve again in the Union Army with the 61st
Pennsylvania Voluntary Infantry, Company K from March 1865 to June 1865. He would marry Amelia Sebrecht on 7 April 1848 in
[Normally, I would post a scan of the document but this one well the writing is faded in places to where it is very hard to scan. So, I have extracted it here. If someone needs a copy, I can see what my colleagues with the digital can obtain. Also, the Form No. 5, which appears to be used for payment to members of the service, is glued still to the back of the discharge, so it is not something that I can copy. Obtained by my wife via an E-bay auction.]
TO BEGIVEN TO VOLUNTEERS AT THE TIME OF THEIR DISCHARGE TO ENABLE THEM TO RECEIVE THEIR PAY, &C.
I certify, ON HONOR, THAT Carl Werneburg, a Private of Captain H Amlung Company F of the 74th late 35th Penn. Volunteers, of the State of Pennsylvania, born in Marburg, State of Hesse-Cassel, aged 33 years; 5 feet, 9 inches high: light complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, and by occupation a tailor, having joined the company on its original organization at Pittsburg, PA and enrolled in it at the muster into service of the United States at Pittsburg, PA on the twenty fifth day of August, 1861, (or was mustered in service as a recruit by Capt. Hays of the U>S.A at Pittsburg PA on the fourteenth of September 1861, to service in the regiment) for the term of three year: and having served honestly and faithfully with his Company in the 74th Regt to the present date, is now entitled to a discharge for reasons of disability.
The said Carl Werneburg was last paid
by Paymaster Will. Wiley to include the 31st day of December 1861
and has pay due to him from that time to the present date,
and also pay for
the use of his horse (having been mounted during the times) and he is
entitled to pay and sustenance for traveling to place of enrollment and
whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, or militia, so
discharged. He has received thirty-three
65/100 dollars advanced by the
There is to be stopped from him, on account of the state of United States, or other authorities for clothing, &c., received on entering service, ------ /100 dollars; also for expenses of subsistence for traveling from place of enrollment to the place of rendezvous, amounting to ----- /100 dollars; and on account of the United States for extra clothing received in kind from (left blank) and for other stoppages, viz: (left blank) 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 Hunters Chapel, this 12th day of March 1862
Capt. H. Amlung, Commanding Company.
NOTE: Two of these certificates, (or duplicates,) are to be given to each volunteer solider who may be discharged previously to the discharge of the 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.
To Pvt. C. Werneburg discharged from F Company, 74th Penn Vols Dr.