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|Military Enrollment - James Madison Phillips (Civil War Veteran)
State of Wisconsin; Town of Berlin - I, James M. Phillips born in Binghampton in the State of New York, aged 35 years, and by occupation a mechanic do hereby acknowledge to have volunteered this 30th day of March, 1864, to serve as a soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of three years, unless sooner discharged by proper authority, do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers.
And I do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War. Sworn and subscribed to, at Madison, this ___ day of April 1864 before Capt. ________. Signed by James M. Phillips.
I certify, on honor, that I have carefully examined the above-named Volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier... Signed by Examining Surgeon
I certify, on honor, that I have minutely inspected the Volunteer, James M. Phillips, previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlished; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This solider has blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, is five feet six inches high. Signed by Recruiting Officer
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