As it was found in the estate. Photo is a period CDV of his tin type. Shows a blurry pic of his union buckle, breast plate and his rifle. Written in pencil on the backside mary christy granddad weisner but all the documents has his name jacob wisner. Discharge is in rough shape.
Says know ye that jacob wisner a private in captain eli t conner company (a) 6th regiment of penna vols who was called on the 22nd day of april one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve 3 months is hereby discharged from the services of the united states this twenty sixth day of july 1861 at harrisburg by reason. No objection to his being relisted is known to exist.Paid jacob wisner was born in bucks county in the state of penna is 45 years of age 5 feet 11 1/2 inches high light complexion blue eyes brown hair and by occupation when enrolled a laborer given at this day of 186 signed by what looks like george getty? Something and by eli t conner corps? The back wasnt filled out. There is a ribbon undated for the grand army day reading pa.
The other blue ribbon I could find nothing about. I found a web page on the group but NO I MEAN NO ribbons or medals I could find from them. Ribbon is missing the pin assembly and has some fraying on the ends.
Ribbon reads in commemoration of the reading artillerists co a 4th reg ngp bazaar april 22nd to 31st 1882. Now the letter than was found with the other stuff.
Hard to read and I will "translate" it as best as I can. Get no answer yet and i got wounded the last day of june and i? In the battle field till the next day got taken prisoner and on the fourth of july they took me into richmond and on the 19th i got out of it and on the twenty first i got at the hospital here maybe i will come home after while just as my arm is getting a long i and some? They get furlow i dont know and let me know where you and miki fought? To all the wheissport (weissport maybe but that is next to lehighton) friends and some more from your truly beloved man jacob wisner address chesapeake gen hospital fsomething varginia (virginia) answer as soon as yiou resieve (receive).
I was able to find some on him. But the company on the discharge says he was born in berks county but the company was raised in mauch chunk which is very close to weissport in carbon county. On the pa roots website for pa civil war soldiers lists him as. Mustered out of service in July 1861.Might explain why the artillerists ribbon is for company a 4th regiment if he relisted. I could not find anything on the co a 4th reg artillery during the cw. Might be something he got for attending a gar event. IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF AMERICA. NO LOCAL PICKUPS OR MEETINGS. The item "Civil War Letter Ribbon Photo and Discharge Paper Grouping POW Wounded" is in sale since Saturday, September 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Documents". The seller is "tiedup" and is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.