1862 discharge papers, Private 65th NY Volunteers (1st US Chasseurs)

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Two 1862 papers related to the discharge of Private Scott from the 1st Regiment of US Chasseurs of New York for medical reasons.

Certificate given to volunteers at time of discharge to enable them to receive their pay

  • M. Scott Private
  • Private of Captain __ Company ‘E’
  • Born in Lancastershire England
  • 28 years old, 5’8”
  • Carpenter by occupation
  • Enrolled NYC 7th August 1861 for term of three years
  • Served with said Company in the Army of the Potomac
  • Discharge for reasons of bronchitis and irritation of the spine

...Priv. M Scott was last paid by Paymaster Maj. __ to include 28th February 1862. He has received $17.34 advanced by US on account of clothing.

Give in duplicate at Washington 26th April 1862 by order of General Wadsworth, ___ (signed) Commanding Company

Pay Receipt

To Pvt M Scott discharged from C Company 1st regiment NY Chasseurs

  • Pay from 1 March 1862 to 26 of April 1862 (1 mnth 26 days at $13 per month) $24.26
  • Pay for travelling from Washington to New York, 220 miles, twenty miles per day, equal to 11 days at $10 per month $4.76
  • For subsistence, as above 11 days at 50 cents per day $5.50
  • For clothing not drawn $30.20
  • Deduct for clothing withdrawn $17.34

Balance due $47.38

Received from Maj. W McClure Paymaster 30th April 1862 Forty Seven dollars thirty eight cents

M. Scott (signed)


Both are folded vertically,some paper creases, browning spots on both, slight tears on folds.

9 ¾" x 8" 


The 65th New York Volunteer Infantry (or 1st United States Chasseurs) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment wore distinctive chasseur styled uniforms. Its members were recruited primarily from New York, but included recruits from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Ohio

The 65th New York Infantry was organized at Willets Point, New York and mustered in for three years service beginning in July 1861 under the command of Colonel John Cochrane.

The regiment was attached to Defenses of Washington to October 1861. Graham's Brigade, Buell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March 1862.

Left New York for Washington, D.C., August 27, 1861. Duty in the defenses of Washington, D.C., until March 1862.