Many veterans were wounded while in the military or contracted a disease in the line of duty, but still wanted to serve and could perform light military duty. In 1863 the Union Army and Marine Corps officers and soldiers were allowed to be admitted into the Invalid Corps to continue their military service. This was not unique to the Union soldiers. Disabled Confederacy soldiers also served in an Invalid Corps.
An Invalid Corps was far from being a new idea. During the Revolutionary War an Invalid Corps was also formed as an alternative to medical discharge.
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- Register of Furloughs Granted to Enlisted Men of the Veteran Reserve Corps, 8/1863 - 6/1865
- Orders Relating to the Veteran Reserve Corps, 9/1863 - 4/1865
- Orderly Books of the Veteran Reserve Corps, 2/1865 - 10/1865
- Press Copies of Letters Sent and Orders Relating to the Veteran Reserve Corps, 8/1863 - 10/1865
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