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1866 Original Muster Roll with William Alston
Posted by: Joy Shivar (ID *****5251) Date: May 09, 2008 at 09:16:19
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I am an antique dealer and collector and recently purchased an original muster roll pay document for "a Detachment of Ordnance, of the Army of the United States, commanded by Captain & Brevet Lt. Col. D.W. Flagler". It is for the pay period of April 30, 1866 to June 30, 1866. It is quite detailed and in very good condition. At bears the signatures of all of the payees, some signing with an X. One of the soldiers is William Alston.

It is also signed by the Lt. Col. at the Augusta (Georgia) Arsenal who indicates that discipline, instruction, military appearance, arms and accoutrements are all good but the uniform coats are to small and of inferior quality.
Many of the soldiers have extensive remarks beside their names indicating promotions, sickness, desertions and reenlistments. Each soldier's rank is also listed along with when, where and by whom he enlisted, and when last paid. Below is a list of the soldiers on the roll:
D.W. Flagler - Captain and Bvt. Lt. Col.
J.W. Magruder - Acting Assitant Surgeon
Hugh Hearne - Sergeant
John Langan - Sergeant
William Barnes - Corporal
Owen McGuire - Corporal
Benjamin Thomas - Corporal
James Walsh - Corporal
Michael Daley - Corporal

Privates First Class:
Alexander Barber
Thomas Bradley
Michael Cahill
John Campbell
Dennis Coonley
James Courtney
Michael Dillon
James Doonan
Dennis Fitzgerald
Hugh Gilna
James Halpin
Henry Hearn
Joseph M. Kistler
Edward Leahy
Nicholas Long
Eugene McNamara
John Murphy
James O'Flaherty
Henry Tappen

Privates 2nd class:
James Davis
David Hawver
William Holden
Michael Leahy
John McAdam
David McManus
James Moran
Thomas Nolan
John E. Oathout
Thomas O'Donnell
Patrick Scollen
Louis J. Steward
Patrick Sweeney
John A. Van Senvan
Patrick Welsh
Dennis A. White
John Wolz
William Alston
James A. Bell
J.H. Martys - Ordance Sergeant (transferred)
I am interested in corresponding with folks who would like to know more about this document. Please e-mail me directly at

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