Signed by soldier of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry who was severely wounded in action at Gettysburg!
8 1/4 x 9 3/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink.
Headquarters Department of Massachusetts,
Grand Army Of The Republic,
657 Washington St. (red rubber stamp address) stamped on top of the crossed out address of 12 Pemberton Square, Room 18.
Boston, May 20th, 1890
In accordance with Chap. II, Art. II, Section 3, Rules and Regulations, a dispensation is hereby granted to Gettysburg Post 191 G.A.R. to enable the investigating committee that may be appointed at the next regular meeting of the Post to report upon application for membership that may be referred to them at the same meeting.
By Command of
George H. Innis
Assistant Adjutant General
Light age toning and wear.
George H. Innis was a 21 year old baker from Boston, when he enlisted as a private, on August 16, 1862, and was mustered into the 10th Massachusetts Light Artillery. He was mustered out of the U.S. service on June 9, 1865.
Alfred C. Monroe, was a 20 year old shoemaker from Weymouth, Ma., when he enlisted on June 26, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into Co. H, 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He was seriously wounded in action during the battle of Gettysburg, on July 1, 1863. The wound to his left arm was so severe that it resulted in the amputation of his arm. He was discharged as a result of his wound on October 19, 1863.