Saco, Maine, 1861,3 5/8 x 8 3/8”. Pay to “Mrs F.Taylor”, Soldier’s wife to Fernando R. Taylor, Residence Saco ME; 21 years old. Enlisted on 9/21/1861 as a Private. On 9/21/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. ME 9th Infantry He Re-enlisted on 1/12/1864. He was Mustered Out on 9/27/1864.He was listed as:* Detailed (date and place not stated) (Detailed, 1863 in QM Dept); Promotions:* 2nd Lieut (1864)
It became painfully apparent very soon after the war began, that pecuniary aid for the relief of the wives and families of the soldiers would be needed. The wages of the volunteers were not enough for the needs of the case, and, moreover, much of the time those wages were greatly in arrears, and often it was difficult or impossible to send the money home when obtained. Acts were passed allowing the authorities of counties, cities and towns to appropriate funds for relief as might be needed, and empowering them at their discretion, to levy a tax to obtain money for such purposes.
Fine cond. (Cw.862); $45.