Image description: Application for Furlough for H.E. Duncan, from Captain Boykin’s Independent Mounted Company of Rangers, 3 December 1861.
Item citation: From the Boykin Family Papers, #78, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
To All Whom It May Concern
The bearer hearof H. E. Duncan a private of Captain Boykins Independent Mounted Company of Rangers
_____ aged 32 years, 5 feet 6 inches high dark complexion gray eyes, dark hair and by profession a _____ born in the District of Richland and enlisted at Columbia in the State of South Carolina on the 26th day of June Eighteen Hundred and Sixty one, to serve for the period of the War, is hereby permitted to go to Columbia in the county of Richland, State of South Carolina, he having received a Furlough from the 3rd day of Dec to the 1st day of January at which period he will rejoin his company at/ near Centreville or wherever it is they may be or be considered a deserter.
Subsistance has been furnished to said _____
to the _____ day of ____
to the 31st day of August both inclusive
Given under my hand near Centreville this 3rd day of Dec
John Chesnut, Lieut Comdg.
I certify that I have carefully examined the said H. E. Duncan of Capt Boykins Company and find that he is suffering from chronic diarrhea. I further testify that, in my opinion, he will not be fit for duty in a less period than four weeks. I thusfar recommend him to a furlough for that length of time.
T. W. Salmond
Brigade Surgeon, 1st Corps. A. P.
Headquarters, 1st Brigade, Dec 3rd 1861
Writer – John Chesnut, Lieut Comdg.
Application for Furlough for H. E. Duncan
[?], 2nd, 1st, Brig., 1st, Dir.
Army of the Potomac
Dec 3rd 1861
Approved, M. L. Bonham, Brig. Genl Comdg