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19265 6th U.S. Cavalry Lt. Joseph Kerin CDV backmark G. W.
Davis, Columbus, Ohio. Three cent revenue stamp on verso. Period
pencil ID as Lt Kerin 5th Cav but he is was 6th Cav. Same ID on the
back with an additional R in his name . The only possibility is the 6th
Enlisted on 8/5/1858 as a Private.
On 8/5/1858 he mustered into US Army 6th Cavalry
(date and method of discharge not given)
(Subsequent service in US Army until retiring 06/28/1878)
He was listed as:
* POW 6/9/1863 Brandy Station, VA (Confined at Macon, GA &
* 2nd Lieut 10/26/1861
* 1st Lieut 5/27/1862 by Brevet (Hanover Court House, VA)
* 1st Lieut 12/23/1862
* Adjutant 5/18/1863
* Capt 4/1/1865 by Brevet (Beverly Ford, VA)
* Capt 7/28/1866
born in Ireland
(Prior service in US Army from 01/03/1853 until 01/03/1858)