(Company C, Cole’s
Private John Sponcler: 1868 Copy of Discharge
To all whom it may concern:
Know ye that John Sponcler, Private of Captain H. Buckingham
Company C, 1st Regiment of Md. P.H.B. Cavalry
volunteers, who was enrolled on the twenty seventh day of August
one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or
during the war is hereby discharged from the service of the United
States this twenty fifth day of May, 1865, at Martinsburg, West
Va. By reason of under provision of G.O. No. 83 A.G.O.C.S. 1865.
(No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.*)
Said John Sponcler was born in Emmittsburg in the State of
Maryland, is 18 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, dark
complexion, blue eyes, light hair and by occupation, when
enrolled, a Miller.
Given at Martinsburg WV this twenty fifth day of May 1865.
Lewis Deitz Capt. 8th Arty. NY Vols & A.C.M. Mil
Harpers Ferry Va
*This sentence will be erased should Commanding the
Reg’t there be anything in the conduct or Mustering Officer
physical condition of the soldier rendering him unfit
for the Army.