Leroy Douglas 11th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Carte and Pension Certificate


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Nice pair of items pertaining to Leroy W. Douglas of Cass, Iowa. At 18 years of age Leroy would muster into Company E of the 11th Iowa Volunteer Infantry on October 5, 1861. He would be present with the regiment from the beginning of his enlistment through June, 1864. During that period he would fight at Shiloh, Corinth, Port Gibson, the Siege of Vicksburg and several more. He would also re-enlist during that time on January 1, 1864 as a veteran volunteer. That June, Leroy would be wounded while fighting at Kennesaw Mountain when a lead ball would take off part of a finger on his left hand. He would not skip a beat however and continued to serve with the regiment until June, 1865. The following month he would be discharged along with the rest of the regiment. Included with the carte view of Leroy is his pension certificate dated January, 1883 which lists the loss of his finger. It is accompanied by the original envelope addressed to Leroy who was living in Nebraska at that time. Very nice pair of items. Also included is Leroy’s full service records and some genealogical research.

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