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Posted 7 years ago


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First I want to appologize for the fuzzy pictures and will replace them when my batteries charge. I'm somewhat freaked out I have this. I was going through our family's old papers. It's not odd to find things from the Civil war because we saved everything including all letters, but this?

It's a Muster out report from Camp Dennison dated 1864 signed by a relative. I did a search and the government has the report from 1861-64, but not the 64-67. So now I'm freaking out because I may have the only copy of this report.

I'm not going to unfold it again but take pictures of what I can without doing that. When I first desided to unfold it I grabbed the largest frame I could. It's my habit to frame old documents the first time for fear of making more tears, only this thing is gigantic, and front and back.

I have emailed as many people as I could think of on this document because I'm at a loss of what to do with it now.

I also found a bid for Ohio Govenor signed by John Bricker 1935. Seriously weird. This copy clearly not turned in as the back is not filled out, but it was notorized and signed by both the notory and Mr. Bricker. Why my mother had this? No idea unless John gave it to her himself. So I sent out inquiries about this as well. They need a political and Military catagory here!

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  1. jsw14 jsw14, 7 years ago
    Vesta, Do u have a Historical Society near u? They might have info on who to see about this document. just a though...
  2. Chapeldreamer Chapeldreamer, 7 years ago
    Great find!
  3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    What I have found about our local historical Society is most everything goes into a basement. Our family worked with them on many documents we had, that are now lost. That is why I contacted the government records first. Truely even a dedicated collector would take better care then anything around here that is local.
  4. jsw14 jsw14, 7 years ago
    Sheeesh, Dump that though then... Hope u find something out.
  5. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    First I guess I need to know if this is the only copy. Seems like it more then likely is, but if it's not then I'll put it with our family records. The fun part is getting an answer out of the government right?
  6. jsw14 jsw14, 7 years ago
    Haaaha, I don't know about fun, but "patient's" come to mind.....
  7. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    Very cool! I definitely agree with you on the categories. I think you and I as well as jsw and Tom could fill them by ourselves lol
  8. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    Two weeks later I finally got an answer. It's the only copy, so I'm donating it to the Ohio Historical Society.
  9. tikiray tikiray, 7 years ago
    Wow!!! That is awesome Vesta!!
  10. jsw14 jsw14, 7 years ago
    Vesta, make sure it don't end up in the basement...! Haaahaa..
    WTG Girl, I like your thinkin to donate it.....
  11. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    I grilled him on what would happen to it. They have special glass plates for these reports because they are front and back and huge. I wanted to make sure everything on there would be excessible to anyone that wanted the information in the future. He was very excited about it.
  12. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
  13. jsw14 jsw14, 7 years ago
    Good Deal.... They should put your name as this Document was Donated By Mrs__________........ U know what I mean?
  14. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    Haha at the very least a tax deduction!
  15. jsw14 jsw14, 7 years ago
    Haha, Your name will go down as History too!!!! Cause U found it.....
  16. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 7 years ago
    cool, I just found out a confederate civil war kepi I bought for 20 bucks is real. I was so excited!
  17. tikiray tikiray, 7 years ago
    A one of a kind historical piece AND a tax deduction! Win-Win for everyone involved!!! lol
  18. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    I know right? It's the happy thoughts that keep us doing the right thing. :P
  19. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
    Very nice piece, enjoy seeing all your enthusiasm. You go girl!

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