Certificate of Discharge
Submitted by Kevin Pinson
To all whom it may concern: Know ye, that Hugh Willis, a private of 1st Lieut. M.S. Hopkins Company (66) 2d Battle of Veteran Reserve Corps volunteers who was enrolled on the 12th day of August, one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States, this 15th day of September 1864 at Columbus, Ohio, by reason of expiration of service. (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.) Said Hugh Willis was born in Lawrence County in the State of Ohio, is forty four years of age five feet 7 1/4 inches high. Dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.
Given at Columbus, Ohio, this fifteenth day of September 1864.
S.A. Hearn Liet 16th U.S. Inft.
M.S. Hopkins 1st Lt. V.R.C.
Commanding the Company
Said soldier was transferred from Co C 5th Va. Vol. to (66 Co.) 2d Battallion V.R.C. Genl. Order No. 394 W. Dept. A.G.O. December 12th 1863.
Paid in full including Bounty H.P. Wolcott P.M. U.S.A.
State of Ohio Lawrence County, SS Recorder’s office. Recorded January 19th 1867. James A. Bartram Recorder.