Samuel Walker's Fourth Enlistment

McDowell County, NC


This is record of my gr gr grandfather's 4th enlistment in the 6th Infantry. He served 23 years in the US Army according to copy from his obituary in Bancroft's "History of Oregon. I have copies from both his 4th enlistment at Carondolet, Mississippi Territory in 1920 and his 5th enlistment 1834 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


Samuel Walker b. 1801 Old Pendleton Dist. South Carolina d. 1870 Vancouver, Clark County, Washington Territory


Transcription of 4th enlistment in 6th Infantry January 1829. Copy in my possession secured from Federal Archives.


State of ? (cannot read) appears to read "Mississippi Territory",


"I, Samuel Walker born in Pendleton District in the state of South Carolina aged twenty three years and by occupation a soldier DO hereby acknowledge to have voluntarily enlisted this twelfth day of September 1829 as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of Five Years, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothings, as is or may be established by law. And I, Samuel Walker do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever, and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of theOfficers appointed over me; according to the Rules and Articles of War.


Sworn and subscribe to, at Carondelete, MO this 12th day of September 1829 before ?? two signatures undecipherable. Signature " S. Walker "


"I certify, on honor, That I have carefully examined the above named Recruit, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that in my opinion he is free froom all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would, in any way, disqualify him from performing the duties of a Soldier.

signed: "John Gale"

Examining Surgeon USA


"I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely Inspected the Recruit, Samuel Walker previous to his enlistment, who was entirely sobert when enlisted; and that in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties ov an able bodied Soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the Recruiting Service. This Recruit has "Hazel" eyes, "dark" hair, "fair" complexion, is Six" feet, "Two" inches high

. Signature undepherable
Recruiting Officer.


"RECEIVED of "undecipherable" of the United States Army, this "Twelfth" day of "September", 1829 "Six" Dollars, in part of my bounty for enlisting in the Army of the United Staes, for five years. (Signed Duplicates.)


$ 6..00 Signed: "S. Walker"


Undecipherable, Capt. 6th Infantry.

 

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