8 1/2 x 4 3/4, imprint, filled out in ink.
Jackson, Nov. 20, 1865. $83.00. Paymaster U.S.A., Pay to H.K. Dickinson & Co., Eighty Three Dollars, and deduct the same from money due me from the U.S. on mustering out of U.S. Army. Name: John D. Thomas, Co. F, 10 Reg't Mich. Cavalry. Witness: John S. Fletcher. I hereby certify that I have One hundred & Sixty Dollars due me from the U.S. Government. John D. Thomas, (signed with his X mark) Co. F, 10 Reg't Mich. Cavalry.
The following endorsement is written in ink on the reverse:
Jackson, Nov. 20/65. I give this Order for merchd. purchased in good faith. I believe I have been fairly dealt with and I request the Pay Master to deduct the amount from my pay or I will pay the same myself at the pay table. John D. Thomas (signed with his X mark).
Very fine. Scarce. Unlisted in Keller. This imprinted sutler script was issued at the final settlement when the regiment was disbanded at Jackson, Michigan.
The 10th Michigan Cavalry served extensively in the Tennessee theater of war chasing the Confederate cavalry of Generals' John Hunt Morgan and Joseph Wheeler. On September 4, 1864, the regiment participated in the surprise routing of Morgan's cavalry force at Greenville, Tenn. In the ensuing engagement General Morgan was killed and several members of his staff as well as numerous men were captured.