Volunteer Enlistment: Elon Carman, Co. K, 5th Reg., PA Cav.
Abstracted and Transcribed from photocopy obtained from the National Archives
and Records Administration.
State of Penna.
Town of Phila.
I, Elon Carman, born in Germantown in the State of Penna, aged twenty four years,
and by occupation a bricklayer, Do hereby acknowledge to have volunteered this
Seventeenth day of September, 1864, to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the
United States of America, for the period of
three one 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, Elon
Carman, do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and 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.
Sworn and subscribed to, at Phil. Pa.
this 17 day of September, 1864
before Edwin E. Sellers Capt 10th US [rest illegible]
This soldier has blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, is five feet four