Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pension And Relief Acts.

Most all the men here were found through their wifes petitions to Congress.
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William M. Simpson.

CHAP. LXIII. —An Act granting a Pension to William M, Simpson.

Be it enacted by the Senate and house of Representatives of the United
States of America ‘in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and lie is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of William M. Simpson, late a private in company E, seventy-first regiment of Illinois volunteer infantry, and pay hum a pension, commencing October twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.
APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

Name SIMPSON, WILLIAM M., Rank PVT Company E Unit 71 IL US INF.
Residence NEWTON, JASPER CO, IL Age 25, Height 5' 10, Hair LIGHT, Eyes BLUE Complexion LIGHT Marital Status SINGLE Occupation SADDLER, Nativity NEWTON, JASPER CO, ILL. Joined When JUL 4, 1862, Joined Where NEWTON, ILL., Period 3 MO. Muster In JUL 22, 1862, Muster In Where CHICAGO, ILL. Muster Out OCT 29, 1862.
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Alexander Foster Pratt.

Birth: Sept. 4, 1813, Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
Death: Nov. 30, 1874.
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Mr. Pratt, was a very noted man in Wisconsin history, and more can be read on him at the site call ( Find a Grave ), http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=pratt&GSfn=alexander&GSmn=f.&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=24880734&df=all&

, But here is a piece of information you may not know about him.

CHAP. XLIX. — An Act for the Relief of Alexander F. Pratt.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed to pay to Alexander F. Pratt three hundred dollars, in full for pursuing and capturing one Elijah K. Jauner, convicted of counterfeiting United States coin, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, February 18, 1867.
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Dr. James W Fitzpatrick.

Birth: 1828.
Death: May 6, 1864.
Wife: Mary A. Ahern Fitzpatrick.
Burial: Old Saint Johns Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

Commission Asst. Surg. 9th. Massachusetts Volunteer, Aug. 14, 1862, Surg.
U. S. volunteers, Jan. 7, 1863.

CHAP. CXXII. — An Act granting a Pension to Mary A. Fitzpatrick.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Rouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place the name of Mary Fitzpatrick, widow of James W. Fitzpatrick, late an acting assietant surgeon United States army, who died at Harwood Hospital on or about May sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, on the pension rolls, at the rate of seventeen dollars per month, commencing at the death of her husband, subject to the provisions of the pension laws.
APPROVED, February 28, 1867.
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Isabella Morrison Fogg.

Birth: 1823
Death: Dec. 23, 1873
Burial: Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.

In 1861, when Isabella Morrison Fogg's son, Hugh, left Calais, Maine for Washington as a member of the 6th Maine Regiment, she decided to go with him and volunteer for the Maine Camp & Hospital Association. Then, after the battle of Antietam, she traveled from battlefield to battlefield bringing wounded soldiers much needed medical supplies. She was horrified to find these soldiers neglected and left in barns and sheds on the battlefields when they were supposed to have been long since removed.

For reasons unclear, her relations with the Camp & Hospital Association ended. Isabella went on to volunteer in the US Christian Commission. In 1865 she accidentally fell through an open hatch aboard a boat upon the Ohio River, forever injuring her spine. She was awarded a Federal Pension as a result of efforts made by officers and surgeons on her behalf by the Potomac Army, such as Grant, Chamberlain and Meade.

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CHAP. LI. — An Act granting a Pension to Mrs. Isabella Fogg, of the State of Maine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be. and is hereby, authorized and directed to place the name of Mrs. Isabella Fogg, of the State of Maine, on the pension roll, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence from and after the passage of this act, and to continue during her natural life; she, the said Isabella Fogg, having been totally disabled while acting as nurse on board the United States hospital boat near Louisville, in the State of Kentucky.
APPROVED, April 17, 1866.
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John W. Galloway.

Birth: Unknown
Death: May 2, 1863.

Service: 7th., Missouri, State Militia, Cavalry, Company C., enlister as a private on February 28, 1862, at Henry Co., Missouri. Mustered in same day at Sedalia, Co. Missouri. Was promoted Corpora, on March 20, 1863. He was killed while on furlough at home by guerillas on May 2, 1863.

CHAP. XCI. —An Act granting a Pension to Lucretia B. Galloway.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Lucretia B. Galloway, widow of John W. Galloway, late a corporal in company C of the seventh regiment of Missouri militia, to take effect from the passage of this act.
APPROVED, February 1, 1873.
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Abel Francis Mechem.

Birth: Aug. 20, 1836.
Death: Jul. 14, 1871.
Father: Richard Mechem.
Mother: Lucretia Naomi Alderson Mechem .
Wife: Susan W. Mechem.
Burial: Old Brick Cemetery, Jarrettsville, Harford County, Maryland.

CHAP. CXIII. — An Act granting a Pension to Susan W. Mechem.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Susan W. Mechem, widow of Abel F. Mechem, late a surgeon in the United States army.
APPROVED, February .5, 1873.
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William Erwin.

Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Burial: Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Loudon County Tennessee.
Service: (Co., A., 2nd Tenn. Inf.)

CHAP. LXXXIII. — An Act granting a Pension to William Erwin.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Intenor be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of William Erwin, of Kingston, Tennessee, late a private in company A, second Tennessee volunteers, and to pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.
APPROVED, February 27, 1871.
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Thomas J. Fiss.

Birth: Feb. 19, 1835.
Death: Dec. 11, 1910.
Burial: Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska.

CHAP. LXXXIX..—An Act granting a Pension to Thomas J. Fiss.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Thomas J. Fiss, of Freeport, Illinois, late a private in company D, forty-sixth regiment Illinois volunteers, and to pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.
APPROVED, February 27, 1871.
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Daniel S. ( T. ?) Webb.

Birth: 1823, Marble, Cherokee County, North Carolina.
Death: Jul. 12, 1864, Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia.
Wife: Eliza Derreberry Webb.
Children: Julettie Brewer , Benjamin Ballard and Docia Webb Mizel
Burial: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville (Sumter County), Georgia.

The last time Daniel saw Eliza he was a Yankee prisoner being marched toward Chattangooa. The weather was very cold with snow on the ground. Daniel was bare footed, and his feet were bleeding. Eliza took off her shoes, and gave them to him. The style allowed him to wear her shoes. Eliza later found out Daniel had died or been killed. She had to find his grave in order to receive her OMI War widow's pension.

CHAP. XCIL — An Act granting a Pension to Eliza Webb, Widow of Daniel S. Webb, late a Private in Company G, eighth Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Eliza Webb, widow of Daniel S. Webb, late a private in company G., eighth Tennessee cavalry, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence from and after the passage of this act.
APPROVED, February 27, 1871.
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Abel S Chase.

Birth: 1821.
Death: Nov. 19, 1897.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.
Service: Enlisted as a Private on 29 November 1862.
Enlisted in 24th Light Artillery Regiment Indiana on 29 Nov 1862.
Transferred into Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on 1 Jan 1864.
Transferred out of 24th Light Artillery Regiment Indiana on 1 Jan 1864.

CHAP. CLXXXIII. —An Act granting a Pension to Abel S. Chase.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Rouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Abel S. Chase, late a private in the twenty-fourth battery, Indiana artillery, and to pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.
APPROVED, March 3, 1871.
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Edward D. Baker.

Birth: Feb. 24, 1811, London, England.
Death: Oct. 21, 1861, Loudoun County, Virginia.
Wife: Mary A. Baker.
Burial: Balls Bluff National Cemetery, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia.

Cnn’. CXXXIII. — An Act for the Relief of Mary A. Baker, Widow of Brigadier.
General Edward D. Baker.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to place the name of Mary A. Baker, widow of Brigadier-General Edward D. Baker, on the pension roll, at the rate of fifty dollars a month, from the twenty-first day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, to continue during her widowhood.
APPROVED, March 3, 1865.
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Hiram Gregory Berry.

Birth: Aug. 27, 1824, Rockland, Maine
Death: May 3, 1863.
Burial: Achorn Cemetery, Rockland, Knox County, Maine.
Photo provided by ronald deavy

Civil War Union Major General. Killed in Action at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia. Entered war as Colonel of the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry, and was with the regiment at the Battle of First Bull Run, Virginia. Promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers and commanded a brigade in the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign and the Battle of Fredericksburg. Promoted to Major General, US Volunteers on November 29, 1862. Commanded the Second Division in the III Corps at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was leading his command in trying to regain ground lost by the Army by the celebrated flank march of Stonewall Jackson when he was mortally wounded while delivering orders to his men. He died in Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's (the AOP commander) headquarters in the Chancellors House.

CHAP. CXXXV. — An Act granting a Pension to the Widow of the late Major-General Hiram G. Berry.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the interior be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to place the name of Eliza Berry, widow of Major-General Hiram G. Berry, on the pension roll, at the rate of fifty dollars a month, from the third day of May, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-three, to continue during her widowhood.
APPROVED, March 3, 1865.
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Peleg W. Morgan.

Birth: Aug. 25, 1828,
Death: Jul. 14, 1865.
Wife: Elizabeth H. Chadwick Morgan.
Burial: Old North Cemetery, Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts.

Peleg was the son of Dudley Morgan and Anna West, and the wife of Elizabeth Chadwick, daughter of Charles Chadwick and Margaret Smith. After his death in the Civil War, Elizabeth married Benjamin Sheffield.

CHAP. LXIX. —An Act granting a Pension to Elizabeth H. Morgan.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth H. Morgan, widow of Peleg W. Morgan, late an ensign in the United States navy, and to pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act, during her widowhood.
APPROVED, March 27, 1872.
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Frederick A Garlick.

Birth: 1838.
Death: Feb. 23, 1892.
Burial: McGraw Rural Cemetery, McGraw, Cortland County, New York.
Service: Co. K. 76th Reg't., N.Y.S. Vol.

CHAP. XCII. — An Act granting a Pension to Frederick A. Garlick, of’ Cortland County New York.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, directed to place the name of Frederick A. Garlick, of Cortland county, New York, upon the pension roll, at the rate of fifteen dollars per month, to commence from the passage of this act.
APPROVED, April 9, 1872.
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William H. Bridges.

Birth: Mar. 27, 1838, Virginia or Kentucky.
Death: Jan. 20, 1901, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana.
Burial: Maple Ridge Cemetery , Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana.
Service: Enlisted as a Corporal on June 7, 1861 in Company A, 14th Infantry Regiment Indiana. Received a disability discharge January 26, 1862. Enlisted as a Private on April 17, 1862 in Company K, 60th Infantry Regiment Indiana. Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on December 6, 1863 effective May 24, 1864. Mustered out on March 21, 1865 in Indianapolis, IN.

CHAP. XCIII. An Act granting a Pension to William H. Bridges.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of William H. Bridges, late a private in company A, fourteenth Indiana volunteers, and to pay him a pension from the passage of this act.
APPROVED, April 9, 1872.
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Ripley A,. Arnold.

Birth: Jan. 17, 1817, Pearlington, Hancock County, Mississippi.
Death: Sep. 6, 1853, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
Burial: Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

Major Ripley A. Arnold graduated West Point Academt in 1838, and fought in the
Seminole Indian War and in the War with Mexico. He served as major under
General William J. Worth and participated in the capture of Mexico City. Major Ripley Arnold was killed by Dr. Josephus M. Steiner in a duel in Fort Graham in Hill County, Texas when he went to arrest the doctor for drunkenness or disturbing the peace. He was originally buried at Fort Graham and then was brought back to Fort Worth for a second burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery.

Side note. Arnold was killed at Fort Graham on September 6, 1853, by Josephus Murray Steiner, in an exchange of shots. Civil and military authorities disputed jurisdiction in the case, and Steiner was ultimately acquitted by both court-martial and a civil jury. He was represented by future governor Richard Coke and future Confederate general William H. Parsons,qqv who established that Arnold had been procuring United States government horses under questionable circumstances and selling them for his own profit. Steiner's attorneys claimed that their client had known of this practice and planned to expose it. One witness swore that Arnold had threatened, "I will put him out of the way; he shall not give evidence against me." Arnold was first buried at Fort Graham, then disinterred and removed to Fort Worth, where he was buried in the Pioneer's Rest Cemetery, within a mile of old Fort Worth and near the graves of his two infant daughters. He was said to have received the first Masonic rites ever performed in Fort Worth. His diary and personal papers were destroyed by fire at the Fort Worth home of one of his granddaughters.


CHAP. LXV.— An Act for the Relief of Catherine B. Arnold.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be directed to place the name of Catharine Bryant Arnold, widow of the late Major Ripley A. Arnold, upon the list of pensioners, and to pay to her a pension at the rate of one half the pay per month to which
her said husband was entitled at the time of his death; said pension to commence on the sixth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, and continued during her natural life or widowhood.
APPROVED, February 10, 1855.
Side Note. Catharine Bryant Arnold, married at the age of 14, on August 26, 1839) and were married in Pass Christian, Mississippi. They had five children.
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Captain, Thomas Machin.

Birth: Mar. 20, 1744, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.
Death: Apr. 3, 1816, Charleston (Montgomery County), Montgomery County, New York.
Wife: Susannah Machin.
Burial: Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Schoharie County, New York.

ARREARS OF PENSION.
COMMUNICATED TO THE HOUSE Of REPRESENTATIVES, DECEMBER 31, 1816.

Mr. Chappell, from the Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Susannah Machin, reported:

That the petitioner states that, in the year 1808, her late husband, Captain. Thomas Machin, applied to Congress for a pension; that the Secretary of War reported on his case, and recommended him to be placed on the pension roll of the United States at the rate of twenty dollars per month; but that the physician who certified disability committed a mistake, purely unintentional, by reason of which he was placed on the roll at only ten dollars, instead of twenty dollars per month; that, in the year 1814, he applied again, and was placed On. the pension roll at twenty dollars per month, but that, from some reason unknown to her, the increase of pension did not relate back to the date of the first pension. She states that her husband is since dead; that she is old and nearly destitute. She asks Congress to allow her the difference between the two sums from 1808 till 1814, namely, ten per month.

On application to the proper Department, it has been found that the certificates and evidence taken in the first case have been destroyed, so that the committee cannot say whether there should have been a greater allowance made than there was; but they presume that justice was done him, and that he received the full amount to which he was entitled. The certificates, &c. in the second case establish a total disability, and he was accordingly placed on the roll as a full pensioner.

The rule prescribed, and the one which it is believed has been uniformly pursued, is, to allow the pension to commence from the time at which the evidence is closed, by which the right is established, and not before. In this case, the committee see no reason to deviate from it. They therefore recommend the adoption of the following resolution:
Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought to be rejected.
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