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[Soldier's Discharge Papers for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Soldier's discharge papers for John Patterson Osterhout due to his term of service expiring. He was discharged honorably from the army of the Confederate States on April 25, 1862. The document includes a basic description of his appearance and who he served under.
Date: April 25, 1862
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text

[Transcript of Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

Description: Transcript of letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.
Date: January 24, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Voter Certificate for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Voter certificate for John Patterson Osterhout in Bell county, certified by James Leach, county clerk. The seal of the district court for Bell county is on the certificate.
Date: November 8, 1873
Creator: Leach, James
Item Type: Text

[Voter Certificate for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Voter certification for John Patterson Osterhout issued by the Secretary of State in the state of Texas. It certified that starting on July 11, 1870, John was a qualified voter in Bell county.
Date: unknown
Creator: Newcomb, James P.
Item Type: Text