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Tom Busby

Volunteer Enlistment

State of Iowa, Town of Elk.

I, V. W. Sargant, born in Sulivan Co., in the State of N. Hampshire, aged eighteen years, and by occupation a farmer, do hereby acknowledge to have volunteered this fifteenth day of Aug, 1862, to serve as a soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the 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 for volunteers. And I do solemnly swear, that I will bear true and faithful allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their 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.

V. W. Sargent Signature


Sworn and subscribed to at Elk
This 15 day of Aug. 1862
Before W. W. Bickford


I certify, on Honor, that I have inspected the Volunteer, 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 in this case.

This soldier has Blue eyes, Light hair, fair complexion, is 5 feet 5 inches high.

27 Regiment of Iowa Volunteers
Capt. W. W. Bickford


I, the undersigned do certify that I am the father of Vanburen W. Sargent,; that the said Vanburen W. Sargeant is 18 years of age; and I do hereby freely give my consent to his enlisting as a Soldier in the Army of the United States for the period of three years, or during the war.

A. V. Sargeant
Dated:
Witness W. W. Bickford

S / 27 / Iowa

V. W. Sargant
Priv, Co. F, 27th Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster-In Roll

of the organization named above roll dated Dubuque, Iowa, Oct. 3, 1862

Where born Solivan Co., N.H.
Age 18 y'rs; occupation Farmer
When enlisted Aug. 15, 186
Where enlisted Elk
For what period enlisted 3 years.
Eyes Blue; hair Light
Complexion Fair; height 5 ft 5 inc.
When mustered in Oct. 3, 1862
Muster-in to date Augu. 15, 186
Bounty paid $25.00; Due:
Premium paid: $2.00
Remarks: Consent of parents
Book mark:

Copyist: Sitter

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on Company Muster Roll

For Oct 3 62 to Jany 1863

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Jan & Feb 1863

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Mch & Apr 1863

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt., Co. F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Special Muster Roll

For dated Apr 15, 1863

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $___________ for__________

Due Gov't, $__________ for___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For May & June 1863

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For July & Aug. 1863

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Sep & Oct 1863

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargeant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Nov & Dec. 1863

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks: Name appears in column of Present as Vanburen W. Sergeant

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Jan & Feb 1864

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $ 7/100 for per S. O. No 86 Hd Qrs. Gilbert's Brig.

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Mar & April 1864

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $7/100 for per G. O. No. 2 H.Q. 27 Ia & S. O. 86 H.Q Gilberts Brig.

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For May & June 1864

Present or absent:Absent

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks: Wounded at the battle of Old Oaks LA May 18, 1864. Sent on board U. S. Hospital Transport May 18, 1864. Stoppage of 7 cents as per G. O. No 2 Hd Qrs 27 Ia Inf. Vols and per S.O. No 86 Hd Qrs. Gilberts Brig, dated Memphis Tenn, June 6, 1864.

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Hospital Muster Roll

of U.S.A. General Hospital

At Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

For May & June 1864

Attached to hospital:

When

How Employed:

Last paid by Maj. W. C. Lupton

to Dec. 31, 1863.

Bounty Paid: $________ : Due $_________

Present or absent: Present

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For July & Aug 1864

Present or absent:Absent

Stoppage, $7/100 for per G. O. No. 2 H.Q. 27 Ia & S. O 86 H.Q Gilberts Brig.

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks: Wounded at the battle of Old Oaks LA/ May 18, 1864 an taken on board U.S. Hospital Transport.

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Hospital Muster Roll

of Keokuk U. S. A. General Hospital

At Keokuk, Iowa

For July & Aug. 1864

Attached to hospital:

When: Aug 11, 1864

How Employed: Patient

Last paid by Maj. Sullivan

to June 30, 1864

Bounty Paid: $25.00 : Due $75.00

Present or absent: Present

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Sept & Oct. 1864

Present or absent: Absent

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks: Wounded at the battle of Old Oaks LA/ May 18, 1864 and taken on board U.S. Hospital Transport.

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Hospital Muster Roll

of Keokuk U. S. A. General Hospital

At Keokuk, Iowa

For Sept & Oct. 1864

Attached to hospital:

When: Aug 10, 1864

How Employed: Patient

Last paid by Maj. McConnell

to Aug. 31, 1864

Bounty Paid: $25.00: Due $75.00

Present or absent: Present

Remarks: Stop for transp. $7.52

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Hospital Muster Roll

of Keokuk U. S. A. General Hospital

At Keokuk, Iowa

For Nov. & Dec. 1864

Attached to hospital:

When: Aug 10, 1864

How Employed: Patient

Last paid by Maj. McConnell

to Aug. 31, 1864

Bounty Paid: $25.00: Due $75.00

Present or absent:

Remarks: Transferred to Reg't for duty Dec. 5/64

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargent
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Nov & Dec. 1864

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Jan & Feb 1865

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For Mar, & April 1865

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Muster Roll

For May & June 1865

Present or absent: Present

Stoppage, $_________ for____________

Due Gov't, $________ for ___________

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Age 18 years.

Appears on

Co. Muster-out Roll

Dated Clinton, IA, Aug. 8, 1865

Muster-out to Date Aug. 8, 1865

Last paid to Feb. 1865

Clothing Account:

Last settled: _____; drawn since $________

Due soldier: $2.32; Due U.S. $___________

Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $_____

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c, $________

Bounty paid $ 25.00; due $75.00

Remarks:

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on Returns as follows:

Nov 1863 Absent

detailed to go to Vicksburg.

May to Nov 1864 absent

sick of wounds received at battle of Old Oaks LA May 18/64. sent on Hospital Transport "Sioux City" May 20/64.

S / 27 / Iowa

Vanburen W. Sargant
Pvt, Co F, 27 Reg't Iowa Infantry

Appears on

Company Descriptive Book

of the organization named above.

DESCRIPTION

Age 18 years; height 5 feet 5 inches.
Complexion fair
Eyes Blue; hair light
where born Bolivar Co., N. Hamp.
Occupation Farmer

ENLISTMENT

When Aug. 15, 1862
Where: Elk T.P.
By whom: W. W. Bickford; term 3 y'rs.
Remarks: This soldier was severely wounded at the battle of Yellow Bayou May 18/64 by musket ball passing through left leg lodging in right.

Honorably mustered out at Clinton, Iowa Aug. 8/65 as per G. O. 96, Dept. Gulf June 26 in obedience to instructions from War Dept. May 29/63.

List of Battles & skirmishes engaged in--Fort DuRussy, LA Mch 14/64, Pleasant Hill LA Apr 9/64, Kane River LA Apr 25/64, Moores Plantation LA May 7/64, Marksville LA. May 10/64, Yellow Bayou LA. May 18/64, Nashville Tenn. Dec. 15 & 16/64, Blakely Ala. April 9/65.

Casualty Sheet

Name, Vanburen W. Sargent

Rank Pvt, Company F, Regiment 27

Arm, Infty, State, Iowa Vols.

Place of casualty, In action near Simsport LA.

Nature of casualty, wounded - left thigh severe, right leg slight.

Date of casualty, May 18, 1864.

FROM WHAT SOURCE THIS INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED

Report of Killed & Wounded of the 27th Iowa Regiment, Vols_____Brigade,______, Division______ Corps, dated Hd Qrs, 27. Regt Iowa Vol Infty, In the Field May 19, 1864. List of Casualties, in 27 Regt, Iowa Vol. Infty, In action May 18, 1864.

Signed James I. Gilbert
Col. Comdg Regt.

Index 49 No. 68.