8 1/4 x 4 3/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink.
Jackson, Mich., March 10, 1866. $60.00. Paymaster, U.S.A., Pay to M.B. BREITENBACH, Sixty Dollars, and deduct the same from money due me from the U.S., on mustering out of U.S. Army. Name: Mark Dawson. Company E, 3 Reg't Mich. Cav. I hereby further certify that I have bought these goods in good faith, and I am perfectly satisfied I have been fairly dealt with, and I respectfully request the Paymaster to deduct the amount of this order from my pay, or I will pay it myself at the Pay Table. Mark Dawson.
Scarce. This sutler script is unlisted in Keller. Issued at the final settlement when the regiment was disbanded at Jackson, Michigan.
Light age toning and fold wear.
Mark Dawson, was a 19 year old resident of Lenawee County, Michigan, when he enlisted as a private on December 9, 1861, and was mustered into Co. E, 3rd Michigan Cavalry. He served with the regiment until his muster out of the service in 1866.
The 3rd Michigan Cavalry served in the operations at New Madrid, Corinth, Iuka, and Holly Springs, in the Arkansas campaigns, in the operations against Mobile, and Fort Blakely and Spanish Fort, they escorted General Canby to the surrender of General Richard Taylor's army, and they served along the Rio Grande in Texas.