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William Frederick Wernse ~ Civil War Enlistment Paper

Below is a photo of Wm. F. Wernse, I believe, in his civil war uniform. I don’t know what type of photograph this is, but it seems to be the original. The image below is digitally enhanced as the original is too dark to see.

Below is the Civil War enlistment document of Wm. F. Wernse. Transcription follows.

No. 21022



City of Jefferson, Aug 25, 1896

It is Hereby Certified, That according to the Records

of this office, Wm F. Wernze (should be spelled “Wernse”) Enlisted on

the twenty eigth day of August 1861, at Nashville Illinois and was mustered into service as a

Private in company E., Tenth Regiment Infantry Missouri Volunteers for ——– years

unless sooner discharged, on the thirty first day of

August 1861, at Pacific Mo and Mustered out Aug 24, 1964

(signature) J A ___?___


This certificate is furnished free of charge upon application of the soldier or any member of his family.