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Captain John Adams 147th New York Volunteer Infantry and 30th USCT Pay Voucher

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Pay voucher for Captain John Quincy Adams from his time serving with the 30th USCT. No doubt named after the former president, John would muster with Company D of the 147th New York Infantry as a sergeant in September, 1862. The regiment would spend the latter part of the year and early part of 1863 serving in the Defenses of Washington. Assigned to the 1st Corps, they would participate in the Chancellorsville Campaign which began in April. John would see fighting at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and take part in both the Bristoe and Mine Run Campaign that would finish out the year. In February of 1864, he would be discharged for a promotion to lieutenant with Company B of the 30th USCT. That summer the regiment would participate in their first engagement. The first assault of Petersburg. John would later be wounded during the Mine Explosion on July 30th where the regiment participated in the disastrous charge. The regiment would see further action at Boydton Plank Road, Fort Fisher and the Carolina Campaigns. This pay voucher is for October through November of 1864 totaling in the amount of $108.50. Of note, in the bottom left hand corner John has listed his African American servant named William Wilson who was paid the same amount as John himself. This one is in exceptionally nice condition with almost no soiling and zero separation.

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