Civil War Record For Private Thomas W. TEEPLE

The following information was submitted by Private Thomas W. TEEPLE's descendant, Dan Turnbaugh of Dahlonega, GA, and transcribed by Karen Souhrada for inclusion in the genealogy articles section for Washington Co., PA web site in April 1999.

Karen Souhrada writes:

I have been contacted by the great great grandson of a Civil War veteran from Washington County. He is shown on the rolls of Company E, 22nd PA Cavalry, as Private Thomas W. TEEPLE. The descendant wishes to annotate the record, as there are no notes shown following Mr. TEEPLE's name (hence, none noted by Crumrine or Farrar.) I have seen a copy of Mr. TEEPLE's records and can verify their truth and, if we can, show the information with an annotation such as, "information supplied by descendant, per military record). The entry should then read:

Thomas W. TEEPLE, [Noted by descendant: MI September 16, 1862, MO July 19, 1865 New Creek, W. VA; Pvt. TEEPLE served as a courier of communications.]

The descendant, Dan Turnbaugh, provided the enlistment papers for Mr. Thomas W. TEEPLE, which Karen Souhrada transcribed below.

Discharge Certificate of Thomas W. TEEPLE, concerning his military service during the Civil War, as a Private in Company E, 22nd PA Cavalry.

"To all whom it may Concern Know Ye, that Thomas W. TEEPLE a Private of Captain Felix BOYLE Company, E, 22nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers, who enrolled on the Sixteenth day September one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve three years or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States this (sic) Ninetenth day of July, 1865 at New Creek, West Virginia by reason of General Order No. 83 C, S, A. G. O. War Department (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist*.) Said THOMAS W. TEEPLE was born in Washington County in the State of Pennsylvania, is twenty-five years of age, five feet six inches high, medium complexion, gray eyes, brown hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a farmer. Given at New Creek, West Virginia this (sic) Ninetenth day of July 1865."