TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Know ye, that Eugene A. Goodwin a Sergeant of Captain Charles Cartwright's Company, F, 99th Regiment of New York VOLUNTEERS who was enrolled on the fourteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and sixty one to serve three years or during the war, is hereby DISCHARGED from the service of the United States, this Second day of July, 1864, at New York City by reason of Expiration of Service. No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.
Said Eugene A. Goodwin was born in Hallowell in the State of Maine, is thirty one years of age, five feet, eleven inches high, fair complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a School Teacher.
Given at New York City this Sixth day of July, 1864.
Henry T. Ellis
Captain 17th U. S. Infty
Chas. E. Unidentified Name
C of 99 N. Y. Vols
Written vertically Paid July 8, 1864, Bounty Pay to in full J Herbert
Stamp reads BOUNTY PAID WASHINGTON $100 A. L. NOBLE Paymaster U. S. A. July 24, 1864
A bounty or bonus was paid to most enlistees. It was usually paid back in segments over the period of the enlistment.