“Fit subject”


This document records Private Nathaniel M. McGehee's enlistment in Company M of the 3rd Regiment of the Virginia Infantry on June 27, 1898. It contains a physical description of McGehee, as well as details about his fitness for duty and contact information. His oath of enlistment is on the reverse side of this document. Because he was underage, his father had to sign his enlistment papers.

National Archives, Records of the Adjutant General's Office