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#358 - Ohio Infantry Discharge

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Partly-printed DS, one page, 11.25 x 9, September 1862. A discharge certificate featuring engraved images of General Lew Wallace and Governor David Tod of Ohio bearing facsimile signatures of Charles W. Hill and Malcolm McDonnell. In part: “Our Southern Border was menaced by the enemies of our Union. David Tod, Governor of Ohio called on the Minute Men of the State and the ‘Squirrel Hunters’ came by thousands to the rescue. You, Hugh McQuiston, were one of them and this is your Honorable Discharge.” Significant overall dampstaining and toning, several tape-repaired tears, and chipping to edges, otherwise very good condition. The ‘Squirrel Hunters’ were a ragtag militia assembled to fend off Confederate forces when they threatened to capture Cincinnati in the fall of 1862. Despite no official training or standard-issue weaponry, they were commended as able marksmen who ‘never had to shoot at the same squirrel twice.’

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