in United States Mustering and Disbursing Office
30 1/2 x 8 3/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Muster Roll of Detachment of Enlisted Men employed in United States Mustering and Disbursing Office, Cincinnati, Ohio, from the 31st day of August 1864, when last mustered, to the 31st day of October 1864. Lists three soldiers; Sergeant Charles W. Bixby, 137th N.Y. Infantry, Private Benjamin F. Morris, 21st V.R.C., and Private Ezra L. Whitehead, 126th V.R.C. Includes their pay information and details about their detached service. The document has been signed by Coates Kinney, Paymaster U.S.A., L.M. Clark, Lieut. Col. 45th Ky. Inf., and James Thompson, Capt. 2 U.S. Art. (multiple times).
James Thompson, an 1847 graduate of West Point, was promoted to brevet major for gallantry at the battle of Glendale, Va., and brevet lieutenant colonel for gallantry at the battle of Chickamauga, Ga.
Lewis M. Clark, served 1861-64, in three different Kentucky Regiments; the 16th Kentucky Infantry, the 10th Kentucky Cavalry and the 45th Kentucky Infantry, ending his service with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Coates Kinney: (1826-1904) Born near Penn Yan, New York, he moved with his parents to Ohio in 1840. He studied law with Thomas Corwin, was admitted to the bar in 1856, and practiced in Cincinnati as a partner of Thomas Spooner. However, a few years earlier, he had written a poem titled, "Rain on the Roof," which first appeared in the Cincinnati Great West. Its extraordinary merit was instantly recognized and the seeds of a literary pursuit had been sown in Kinney's heart. He gave up the law and became editor of The West Liberty Banner. He later became editor of a literary magazine called the Genius of the West. When the Civil War broke out he was elected captain of a company that was raised in Greene County, but before he could be mustered in, President Lincoln, through the recommendation of Salmon P. Chase, appointed Kinney, Major & Paymaster, U.S. Army. He was commissioned on June 1, 1861, and he served throughout the war being mustered out of service on November 15, 1865, with the rank of brevet lieutenant colonel. After the war he became owner and editor of the Xenia Tourchlight, and was subsequently the editor of the Cincinnati Times, and he also wrote for the Ohio State Journal. He later became owner and editor of the Springfield Globe Republic. He was elected as a delegate of the Republican National Convention in Chicago that nominated Ulysses S. Grant for president, and served as the Ohio State Secretary for the convention. He served as an Ohio State Senator, 1882-83. Kinney's career in civil and military life entitles him to the high rank that Ohio has given him among her distinguished sons. His attainments as a classical student, critic and thinker, exhibited by his strong, clear writings in prose, and his eloquent speeches, give him a high position among American scholars, writers and orators. But his reputation rests mainly on his extraordinary originality as a poet. His "Rain on the Roof," "Emma Stuart," "End of the Rainbow," "Discontent," "Threnody," belong to popular literature. A volume titled, "Lyrics of the Ideal and the Real," contain some of his best productions. Source: Dictionary of American Biography.
Light age toning, staining and wear. The document is complete as is but the form itself has been trimmed.