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Catalog Number 10036-1
Title Discharge, William W. Grimes
Object Name Discharge, Military
Description Military discharge for William W. Grimes dated April 30, 1882. Headed by the U.S. eagle emblem and caption "Army of the United States." In a mix of printed and handwritten text the discharge reads:

"To all whom it may concern:
Know Ye, That William W. Grimes a Saddler of Captain John B. Babcock's Company (M) of the 5th Regiment of Cavalry who was enlisted the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven to serve five years, is hereby discharged from the Army of the United States in consequence of expiration of term of service.
Said W. Grimes was born in Belmont Co. in the State of Ohio is 29 years of age 5 feet 9 1/2 inches high, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, and by occupation, when enlisted a Harnessmaker.
Given under my hand, at Fort Robinson, Neb. on this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty two."

Signed by the commanding officer of the 5th Cavalry, Captain John M. Hamilton. The handwritten portions of text are underlined in red ink. A section at the bottom headed "Character" contains several handwritten remarks and is signed by Captain Babcock of the 5th Cavalry.

On the reverse a printed section headed "Oath of Identity" fills the proper left third of the page. No information is written in the blanks of the form. Written in red ink on the opposite edge is "The soldier participated in teh following campaigns against hostile Indians / Nez Perce - 1877 / Cheyennes - 1878-79 / Utes - 1879-80," followed by Captain Babcock's signature. There is another notation beneath this. But it, and the signature that follows, are illegible.
Date 04/30/1882
Material Paper/Ink
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Dawes), Fort Robinson
Height (in) 9.5
Width (in) 7.75
People Grimes, William W.
Babcock, John B.
Hamilton, John M.
Credit line Alva F. Grimes, N/R, N/R