Civil War Enlistment of George W. Lolley
George intially enlisted as a private in Wachman's Battery, Missouri Light Artillery (Union) on March 25, 1862 at Harrisonville, Missouri. The unit disbanded January 17, 1864.
On January 5, 1864 he enlisted in the 2nd Regiment Missouri Light Artillery (Union) at Sedalia, Missouri serving as the company's saddle and harnessmaker. He was mustered out November 20, 1865 at Benton, Missouri.
State of Missouri
Town of Sedalia
I, George W. Lolley born in Yorkshire, England aged twenty seven, and by occupation a Farmer DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have voluntarily enlisted this Fifth day of January 1864, as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America for a period of THREE YEARS, unless sooner discharged by proper authority. Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law. And I, George W. Lolley do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve honestly and faithfully against all enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Sworn and subscribed to at Sedalia, Mo. this 25 Day of January, 1864
BEFORE me J. A. Thompson
Capt. 4th U.S. Cavalry and Asst. Com. of Musters
I CERTIFY ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above named Recruit, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army and that in my opinion he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would, in any way, disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier.
I CERTIFY ON HONOR, That I have inspected the Recruit, previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, is 5 ft 10 inches high.
Mustered into the service of the United States for the 2nd Regt. Artillery, Missouri Volunteers by me in this 25th day of January 1864.
J. A. Thompson
Capt. 4th U.S. Cavalry
and Com. of Musters
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