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  • Civil War Railroad Pass for a 10th Michigan Infantry Soldier / SOLD

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    Civil War Railroad Pass for a 10th Michigan Infantry Soldier - Inventory Number:  IDE 206/ SOLD

    Paper military issued pass for the Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad for one soldier of the 10th Michigan Infantry from Hillsdale to Detroit. The pass was printed under the direction of J. H. Fountain, Michigan’s quartermaster general, and dated 1861. The pass is endorsed by Charles M. Lum, a wounded Bull Run veteran that became colonel of the 10th Michigan Infantry. The pass is printed on stiff paper measuring 3 ½” by 2” and is in excellent condition. A scarce Civil War railroad artifact with identification to a distinguished Michigan officer. 

    Charles M. Lum - Residence Detroit MI; 30 years old. Enlisted on 4/18/1861 at Detroit, MI as a Captain. On 5/1/1861 he was commissioned into "A" Co. MI 1st Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 8/7/1861 at Detroit, MI.  (Re-entered service.) On 2/6/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff MI 10th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 4/1/1865. On 5/15/1863 he Attached into "14th AC" Co. US Army 1st Brig 4th Div. He was Returned on 10/15/1864. He was listed as: Wounded 7/21/1861 Bull Run, VA (Wounded while acting as Lt Col). Promotions: Lt Colonel. Colonel 2/6/1862. Other Information:  Born in 1831 in New York . Member of GAR Post # 17 (Fairbanks) in Detroit, MI. Died 9/8/1899 in Detroit, Wayne County, MI Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, MI. After the War he lived in Detroit, MI.

    Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.


     Inventory Number:  IDE 206 / SOLD