Certificate of Service and Injury for William Hohimer, 20 April 18331
I do hereby certify that William Hohimer (a private in the company which I had the honor to command in the fourth regiment of the Brigade2 of mounted volunteers— commanded by Brigadier General Samuel Whiteside on an expedition directed against the Sac & Fox indians in the Spring and Summer of 1832—) received a wound ^in the body^ while in said service which at the time and for some days afterwards was considdered mortal—3A. Lincoln—
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Sworn to and subscribed before me a Justice of the Peace this 20th day of April 1833—seal Thomas Moffett Justice of the Peace
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|State of Illinois
I Charles R Matheny Clerk of the County Commissioners Court in and for said County do hereby certify that Thomas Moffett is an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county and the Signature to the foregoing certificate perporting to be his is genuine
In testimony where of I have here unto affixed the seal of Said court at Springfield this 29th day of november AD 1834C. R. Matheny Clerk
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed this document; he also wrote the certification signed by Moffett on page one.
3At the outbreak of the Black Hawk War, Abraham Lincoln volunteered for the Illinois state militia. On April 21, 1832, Lincoln and other men from the New Salem area were mustered into a company in the 31st Regiment of Illinois Mounted Volunteers, and the members of the company elected Lincoln as their Captain. When his month of service ended, Lincoln re-enlisted twice, for twenty and thirty days respectively, serving as a Private both times.
Autograph Document Signed, 2 page(s), Veteran’s Records: Administrative Records of the Bureau of Pensions and the Pension Service, NM-22, Bureau of Pensions Correspondence and Pension and Bounty-Land Case Files Relating to Military Service Performed Between 1775 and 1861, Case Files of Pension Applications Based on Death or Disability Incurred in Service Between 1783 and 1861, Except in the War of 1812 and Mexican War ("Miscellaneous Service, Old Wars"), 1800-1930, NAB.