I'm curious if Union soldiers were present when their Certificate of Honor was filled out? After examination of certificates of those present at their muster out the information contained within the certificate reads as if some of the questions were being asked and could only be answered by the soldier. My grandfather was killed in battle so I know he wasn't present when his certificate was filled out and there are questions left blank because they no longer pertained to him. I question how much of the information on his certificate is accurate due to his occupation being listed as a butcher when in fact he was a tailor. I'm also curious how accurate the age on muster in cards are for those who were honest and didn't lie about their age when they enlisted either because they were to young or to old.