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|Creator:||Pierson M. Walton|
|Title:||Pierson M. Walton, Civil War Soldier Affidavit|
|Abstract:||This collection consists of an affidavit which records the statements made by Civil War soldier Pierson M. Walton on April 1, 1863 and pertains to the condition of certain pieces of equipment.|
|Quantity:||0.01 linear feet (1 folder)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1578|
Pierson M. Walton enlisted as a Private on June 3, 1861, becoming a member of the "H" Company of the New Jersey 1st Infantry. There he served first as a Corporal, then as a Sergeant, and finally as a 1st Sergeant, until he was discharged at Trenton, New Jersey on June 23, 1864. Peter D. Vroom, prominent New Jersey lawyer and politician, enlisted as an Adjutant in August 1862. Later that year he was commissioned into Field & Staff of the New Jersey 1st Infantry; he was discharged for promotion on August 28, 1863. He continued to serve in the Field & Staff of the New Jersey 2nd Cavalry until October 1865.
The affidavit records the statements made by Pierson M. Walton on April 1, 1863, in which he states that certain equipment under the command of Captain Edward F. Roberts was worn out during service. The affidavit was sworn before Peter D. Vroom and signed by both parties.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873.|
|Walton, Pierson M.|
|United States. Army. New Jersey Infantry Regiment, 1st (1862-1865)|
|New Jersey--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.|
|United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regiments--New Jersey.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1578, Pierson M. Walton Affidavit, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Purchased by The New Jersey Historical Society in September 2002.
|1||1||Manuscript document signed by Peter D. Vroom and Pierson M. Walton at a camp of New Jersey 1st Infantry volunteers in White Oak Church, Virginia. 1 p.||1863 Apr. 1|
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