Certificate of Disability

Previous Next Civil War Exhibit Page Home Search
Record 139/294
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Admin/Biog History August Haron attempted to enlist in Company C, 9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in September 1861, but was rejected by the surgeon due to chronic swelling in the knees. His name does not appear on the muster rolls. He was 23 years of age; 5' 8" tall; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hai; and a farmer born in Wurtenburg (Germany). There was an August "Harn" living in Oshkosh in 1857 who worked as a Mason, which could explain the chronic swelling of the knees.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation circa September 1861
Abstract A Certificate of Disability issued to August Haron, Captain George Eckardt's Company, 9th (German) Wisconsin Active Militia. He was did not pass the physical examination due to a swelling in the knee.
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.5.23.5
Object Name Certificate, Disability
People Haron, August/Neuman, Herman/Salomon, Fiederich/
Subjects Civil War/Homefront/9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry/Recruiting & enlistment/Disabled people/Medical aspects of war/Medical screening
Title Certificate of Disability
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ For access to this image, contact

NOTICE: This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities for educational and/or research purposes as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation without the permission of The Oshkosh Public Museum. 2005 Oshkosh Public Museum, All Rights Reserved   
Last modified on: December 12, 2009