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Joseph Follet (1843-1907) enlisted as a private in Company G, 1st Missouri Infantry in September 1861. He served from through the entire war, being twice wounded in action [at Farmington, Miss. 5/9/62 & New Madrid, Missouri 3/2/62], serving under Generals Sherman, Pope, King and Steedman, and as a nineteen year old he was awarded the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, on October 8, 1862, after charging a battery. He later had extensive service during the Indian Wars era. The archive consists of (12) various documents regarding Follet’s Civil War activity. To include; (4) partially printed documents, filled out in manuscript, all printed with “Head Quarters Department of the Missouri, St. Louis, Mo.”, and include: September 11, 1863, “Corpl J. Follett ... is releived from duty on recruiting service ...”; March 4, 1864, “Leave of absence is granted to Lieut. Joseph Follett ... 5 days ...”; March 8, 1864, “the following named officers ... hereby ordered to proceed to St. Louis .. open a recruiting...Lieut. J. Follet...”; March 9, 1864, “... to state that Lieut. J. Follett ... has this day been placed under arrest ...; ” ... plus, (6) partially printed documents, filled out in manuscript, all written from Tennessee and include : Murfreesboro, April 15, 1863, “The following officers .. proceed to Missouri on recruiting service ...”;; Chattanooga November 23, 1864, “Lieut. Follet ... will turn over .. 65 muskets with accouments complete.”; Chattanooga, December 7, 1864 to Lieutenant Follett, “... that you make requisition .. for two 3 inch guns ...”; Autograph Letter Signed “Joseph Follett” Lookout Mountain, December 6, 1864, “... I may be furnished with a copy ..Muster Roll of Private Patrick Shields ... that the ..General Court Marshall ...”; Chattanooga, March 6, 1865, Lieut. Jos. Follett ... is hereby appointed Adjutant of Artillery ...”; Manuscript Letter, Lookout Mountain, March 10, 1865, “certify that Lieut. Follett was in command ... that he is entitled to the $10 per month ...”; ... plus (2) Muster Rolls for Follett, both with damage.
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Archive of War-Dated Documents for a Medal of Honor Winner

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