My reenlistment date was coming up, so I wanted to get myself fixed up, good as new.
Denials of reenlistment almost completely disappeared, dropping from 4,000 in 1994 to only 81 in 2006.
After one term of service a reenlistment would be quite apt to secure a contented recruit and a good soldier.
That reenlistment be denied to regular Army soldiers who meet only the minimum standards.
Indeed, an abstract of his reenlistment January 1, 1864, shows a medical examination and perfect soundness.