• Civil War 4th Infantry Officer Seeks Pay For Him And His Colored Servant

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    GEORGE W. DOST enlisted as a Private on August 11, 1852 and was mustered into the U.S. Army 7th Infantry. On February 19, 1863, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army 4th Infantry. He was promoted eight times, finally to Captain by Brevet.


    The ten companies of the 4th provided distinguished service beginning in the Mexican War.  Dost was a Second Lieutenant when the regiment fought at Gettysburg.  Its total strength was 230 enlisted men and 32 officers. In actual numbers, there were 179 enlisted men who could be counted on as present for duty. [Research included]


    Offering three monthly pay requests submitted by Dost for him and his colored servant M. Bell. The requests are for the periods of August to November 1865, December 1865 and February 1866. The money is due at Fort Wayne, Michigan. Each is signed by Dost.


    Overall in very good condition. Mostly even toning, with a few light stains. One fold break repaired with archival tape. A couple of small fold holes to one. 


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