ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
E. Pluribus Unum
To all whom it may concern
Know Ye, That William B. Morton a Private of Co. "A" of the 20th Regiment of Infantry who was enlisted on the 10th day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight to serve 3 years is hereby Honorably Discharged from the Army of the United States by reason of G. O. No 141 Headquarters Division of the Philippines, dated December 13th 1900.
The said William B. Morton was born in Worthington in the State of Minnesota and when enlisted was 23 8/12 years of age, 5 feet 4 1/4 inches high, Light complexion, Blue #12 eyes, L. Brown hair and by occupation a Blacksmith.
Given under my hand at Manila P. I. this 24th day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundre and one.
Wm. S. McCaskey, Colonel 20th Infantry Commanding.
No objection to his reenlistment is known to exist.
Wm. T. Graves, Captain 20th Infantry.
(A. G. O. No. 79 March, 1898.)
Office of the CL. 2-M.,
Manila P. I., March 4, 1902.
Transportation furnished from Manila P. I. to San Francisco, Cal.
J. W. Little, Maj. 32 M, U. S. Army, Asst. to Cl. *12M.
Manila P. I.
JAN 25 1901
Paid in full, $107.33
S. Howell, Maj. and Add'l Paym'r U. S. V.
Previous Service:Third year of continuous service since Dec 10, 1900
Non-Commissioned officer; Never
Marksmanship: Not classified.
Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions:Filippine-American War, Engagements at Santa Lou Water Works Mar. 7" Guadaloupr. Mar 13" and Pasig City Mar. 15-1899.
Wounds received in service:None
Physical condition when discharged:Good.
Married or single:Single
Remarks; Service honest and faithful
Not entitled to travel pay.
MANILA, P. I.
March 4, 1902
Subsistence furnished while en route from Manila, P. I. to San Francisco, Cal.
H. E. Wilkes, Capt. & Commissary, U. S. A., Asst. to Chief Commissary.
Wm. T. Graves, Captain 20th Infantry, Commanding, Co. "A"
MANILA, P. I., January 25, 1901
Subsistence NOT furnished from Manila, P. I., to San Francisco, California.
Thos. Franklin, Captain, A. C. S., U. S. V., Assistant to Chief Commissary, Division of Phillippines.
Headquarters Division of the Philippines,
Office of Assistant to Chief Quartermaster,
Manila, Jan. 25th 1901.
I hereby certify that this soldier has NOT been furnished transportation from Manila, P. I. to San Francisco, Cal.
William E. Horton, Capt. and Asst. Quartermaster, U. S Volunteers.
I hereby certify that the foregoing instrument was duly recorded from the original filed in this office for record, this the 30th day of September, A. D. 1938, at 10:35 o'clock A. M., and record verified.
H. A. Pledger, Clerk Circuit Court
As Found in the Bay County Florida Official Records, Military Discharges, Book 3, Pages 1 and 2.