Monday, February 20, 2012

Military Monday ~ Henry Clay Copeland

Several weeks ago, I posted information about a second great grandfather found in the Civil War Draft Registration Records. Another second great grandfather found in's Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865, is Henry Clay Copeland, in Calais, Washington County, Maine. Below is the top and very bottom of the page that shows Henry C. Copeland, age 31, Merchant, married. He was born in Norridgewock and lived in Calais on June 23, 1863, the date of this record., U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 (Provo, UT, USA, Operations, Inc., 2010),, Database online. Fifth Congressional District of Maine; line 18, record for Henry C. Copeland.
In this case, I did find another list that included Henry C. Copeland. The following is a screen shot of two pages. The source information from is the same as that of the previous record, but this one notes a date of July 1, 1863, and includes some additional information.

These are all residents of Calais. The third line down indicates that Henry C. Copeland, is 31 years old, a merchant, and born in Maine. On the right hand page, under Remarks, is written "Disability" and the number "2." It looks like this second great grandfather didn't serve in the Civil War due to a claim of a disability, but I'm not sure what his disability was.

Military Monday is a daily blogging prompt from Geneabloggers, the genealogy community's resource for blogging. It is used by many genealogy bloggers to help them tell stories of their ancestors.

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