7 3/4 x 9 3/4, in ink.
June 22d, 1866
P.A. Bishop, Esq.
I have to respectfully call your attention to the following:
Christian Bauman, Late Pri.[vate] Co. "A" 58th Ohio Vols. has left a claim in my office for extra duty as teamster of Co. "A" aforesaid Regiment from Feb. 20/62 to September 20/62 (inclusive) 213 days at 25 cents. $53.25. He has the necessary vouchers &c, & the certificate of his Captain of the Service, and now the Department. Your certificate that the account is correct and just, that the Services were rendered as stated; and that they were necessary for the Public Service, I write you now to find if you are in Elyia and to know if you will make the certificate whereupon I will send you the vouchers.
Thos. M. Dye, Atty.
Thomas M. Dye, Atty.
Lock Box 1301
Christian Bauman (also spelled Bowman) enlisted on October 1, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into Co. A, 58th Ohio Infantry. He was mustered out of service January 14, 1865, at Vicksburg, Miss.
The 58th Ohio Infantry, saw action at Fort Donelson, Shiloh (9 killed and 43 wounded), Chickasaw Bluffs (suffered 47% casualties), Arkansas Post, Deer Creek, and Grand Gulf.