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  • Doherty, William. Letter, April 10, [1865], from Doherty at Sumit Point (Va.) to his parents in Canada on his recent enlistment into the army and about destruction in the South. Bio: Doherty enlisted in Company M, 5th Michigan Cavalry on Feb. 15, 1865 at Detroit at age 21. He was mustered on Feb. 15, 1865. He served as a substitute for Richard Gregory. He transferred to Company M, 7th Cavalry and was honorably discharged at Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) on July 14, 1865. (In the regimental history he is listed as William Dougherty.)