In researching the Civil War military service of Simeon Felix Sears, I found this item:
General correspondence with U.S.Military Pension Office https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939X-XVXK-9
The indexed correspondence is not in his pension application file, which makes no mention of desertion and only notes that Michigan can find no record of him. I note this letter was dated 25 Oct 1890 vs his pension application which was filed 4 Oct 1890. How could I obtain the correspondence related to his request for removal of the charge of desertion?
I obtained his pension application file.
His pension application includes a card 3-216, which under "other claims" lists No. 470915.
Included in the pension file materials is his His Soldier's Application 20 Sep 1890 in which he claims he had applied for a pension about 10 years prior.
I would like to find more information about his service, or lack thereof.