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Transcribed from Microfilm for Phillips

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Age at Enlistment: 25Rank at Enlistment: PvtEnlistment Location: Laurel coEnlistment Date: 2/27/64
Muster Location: Muster In Date: Company:


Muster PeriodStatus
MAY_JUN_64Present, see notes
JAN_FEB_65Discharged 2/6/65 on disability

Notes from Musters and assorted items found at end of record:
Recruited into Vet Vols

Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of US Vols
7th Regy Kentucky Inf.
Dated: 3/10/64 a London Ky
Born Cornwall England
25 yo
enlisted 2/27/64 at Laurel Co Ky
Blue eyes
sandy hair
fair complexion
5'6in tall

Not taken up on Company Rolls

MAY_JUN_64: Recruit for 7 Ky Inf retained on duty by authority War Dept 12/30/63 and 3/2/64. on duty as cook awaiting discharge. Stationed at Draft Rendezvous Louisville

Discharge Recommendation:

'The Board of the Examination of Recruits convened in accordance with Genl Orders No 18 headquarters Draft Rendezvous dated October 16, 1864. having carefully examined William Ford a volunteer recruit for the 7th Kentucky Cavalry find that he has:


Discharge is recommended. The Board is of the opinion that the defect might have been discovered by a proper examination of the Board of Enrollment.'

Enlistment Papers:
24 yrs 11 mos on February 27, 1864
signed his name

Recruited by Robert Hays Capt, Provo Marshal 8th dist Ky for the 7th Ky Inf.