31 x 10 3/4, two sided, imprinted form filled out in ink.
Muster And Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of United States Recruits, forwarded by J.P. Butler, P.[rovost] M.[arshal], 18th Dist. N.Y., for the 13th Regiment of Heavy Artillery, N.Y.S. Vols., pursuant to Circular 96, P.[rovost] M.[arshal] G.[eneral] O.[rder], dated October 23, 1863. For Eli Empie, Private, residence Palatine, New York, 18 years old, a laborer, enlisted Aug. 5, 1864, at Schenectady, by J.P. Butler, for one year. Empie has hazel eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, and is 5 feet, 4 1/2 inches tall. He received a bounty of $33.33, and $16.76 on clothing account. I Certify, on honor, that this Muster and Descriptive Roll is correct, and that it exhibits the true statement of this Detachment of Recruits for the 13th Regt. Heavy Artillery N.Y.S. Vols., Schenectady, N.Y., August 9, 1864. (signed) J.P. Butler, Capt. and Pro. Marshal, 18th Dist. N.Y. The document has been signed by S.E. Marvin, Adjutant General of New York. Light wear. Very fine.
Eli Empie was mustered out of service on June 28, 1865, at Norfolk, Virginia.