Includes listing for his black servant
17 x 10 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink.
For Louis T. Battell, 1st Lt., Co. K, 24th Reg. Wis. Vol. Inft., for the period from March 1, 1864, to April 30, 1864. Includes listing for his black servant. Signed twice by Louis T. Battell, 1st Lt., 24th Wis. Infty. Vol., Co. K. The document has also been signed by M.L. Martin, Paymaster, U.S.A. There is also an A.E.S. by L. Pettee, Lt. 11th U.S. Inf., Post Adjt. stating that Lieutenant Battell has reported for duty as per orders from Hdqtrs. Dept. of the Cumberland, and is now on duty at this post.
Light age toning and wear. Fold separations have been repaired on the reverse with tape.
Louis T. Battell, (also spelled Battle) was a resident of Milwaukee, Wis., when he enlisted on September 27, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into Co. D, 1st Wisconsin Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on September 25, 1862, and was commissioned lieutenant, Co. K, 24th Wisconsin Infantry.
The 24th Wisconsin Infantry saw action at Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, and Franklin and Nashville.