Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The American Soldier.

Here are the names of 63, American Soldiers, these names cover the three great American wars. This information was put together from Bills and petitions from Congress. By reading this information you may learn, his wife’s name or his children’s, you may also learn what state and county he was from and what regiment he was in. There will be some authors notes on some of these names. These notes are added information from further research on the part of the author.
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Calvin Weed.

Calvin Weed, enlisted September 11, 1812, and was to serve in the militia of the State of New York on the Niagara frontier, but the next day he marched to Lewiston, where he joined the regiment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Bobbins, then on duty at that station; On the 18th of October there he volunteered his services in the attack on the heights of Queenstown, and assisted in storming the enemy’s batteries, where, on the second attempt of the enemy to regain them, be received a wound by a rifle ball, which passed through his body, and was carried off the field. Soon after this, he was permitted to return home on furlough, till he should recover from his wound, where he langushed nearly three months, and died.

Authors note. His mother was Hannah Weed, she took care of her son at the cost of $150, dollars. She ask Congress to give her relief but it was not granted. It was the few of the army that being given a furlough, was considered a great favor, and as he could have been attended to at camp at the public expense, and as he choose to leave it was out of their hands.
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George Ludlum.

George Ludlum enlisted as a private in Captain Van Buren’s company of
the 29th regiment United States infantry, on February 10, 1814, for the period of during the war, and that he is entered on the inspection returns of said Van Buren’s company as having deserted on April 28, 1815.

Authors note. Later on proof was shown that he had not deserted
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William John.

William John, was a soldier of the war of the Revolution, and died before he put his application in for a pension. His wife Isabella John, put in a application for the pension in 1844, she too died before the application was acted on, her hire Enoch John, would receive the pension.
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John Gwynn.

John Gwynn was a soldier in the revolutionary war, attached to the fourth regiment Maryland line, commanded by Colonel Carvill Hall; that he died in Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred; and at the time of his decease he was entitled to one hundred acres of bounty land for services in said revolutionary war; and that Julia Gwynn is the widow, and Catharine Gwynn and Susannah Gwynn are the surviving children and legitimate heirs of said John, deceased, and as heirs petition for said bounty land.

It was found by the War Department, that on the 14th day of July, 1795, being more than five years previous to the decease of said John Gwynn, a land warrant, No. 11262, was issued to William Marbury, the assignee of one David Lawler, administrator on the estate of the same John Gwynn. In consequence of the warrant issued as aforesaid, the War Department now declines issuing another warrant to the legitimate heirs, who have thus been defrauded out of their land.
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Ambrose Hudgius.

Ambrose Hudgius, of Alabama, says he was a private soldier in the regular army in the late war, and prays Congress to grant him a small tract of land set forth in his petition in consideration of his services. But it was shown that before the expiration of the first four years of his term of enlistment, he employed a substitute, who, before he had served out the term for which his principal had undertaken to serve, deserted and left the army. It was the findings that the said Ambrose Hudgius, in employing a substitute, became fully responsible for all his actions, his request was not granted.
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James Gammons.

James Gammons, a slave enlisted as a private soldier in the eleventh regiment of infantry of the United States on June 18, 1812, for the period of five years, and continued in the service from the time of his enlistment till February 19,1813, when “he died in the service of the United States.” Archibald Jackson, who was his owner never consented to the enlistment but permitted him to remain in the service. As Archibald Jackson was the legal owner of James Gammons, he is asking for the bounty land, and pay that was do to James before his death. It was granted to the said, Archibald Jackson.
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Nathaniel Bostick.

Nathaniel Bostick, was a soldier at Fort Bowyer, and took part in the capture of the British sloop-of-war Hermes, and was to get part of the prize money, but did not receive any and is now asking for it. He was not the only one that was not paid. It was found that those who were not paid had been discharged from the service before the prize money was paid. It was found by the Auditor, that after the men in service were paid and bad bookkeeping on the part of the regiment Auditor there was no money left to pay those discharged. However Nathaniel Bostick, would received his prize money in the a amount of $500, dollars.
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John Foster.

John Foster, alleges that whilst, in the spring of 1816, he was proceeding with his company from Fort Johnston, on. the Mississippi, to Natchitoches, on the Red river, he was taken extremely sick, and was left behind by the orders of the commanding officer. He further says that, when thus left, he was in the care of a family living near the Mississippi river, and some fifty miles or more above Natcbez, where he remained upwards of a year.

Authors note. No family member who took care of him nor any men of his regiment came foreword to give proof on his behalf, and so his petition for relief was rejected.
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Benjamin Gannett.

A BILL
DECEMBER 22, 1837.


For the relief of Benjamin Gannett, widower of Deborah Gannett
a soldier of the Revolution.

Be it enacted by the Senate anti House of Representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, That the Secretary of War place the name of Benjamin Gannett, widower of Deborah Gannett, a soldier of the Revolution., late of’ Sharon. State of Massachusetts, now deceased, on the roll of revolutionary pensioners; and that he cause to be paid to the said Gannett the sum of eighty dollars per annum, commencing on the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, for and during his natural life.

Authors not. From the way this reads Deborah, was the soldier, but she was not found on the rosters.
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Francis Weeks.

Francis Weeks, of Georgia was a soldier of the War of 1812, after his death, his wife Nancy Weeks, received his pension. In 1868, she asked for a increase, she is now receiving Ten dollars per month.
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Samuel Allen.

Samuel Allen, a soldier of the Revolution, has now passed his widow Pamela Allen, of Jericho, of the county of Chittenden, and in the State of Vermont, is now placed on the pension roll at twenty dollars per month.
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Samuel B. Porter.

Samuel B. Porter, was a soldier in the late War of 1812, with Great Britain. He was given a pension of six dollars per month, he alleged that he was totally disabled in the battle of Plattsburg. If he can give proof he is totally disabled to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pensions his pension would be increased to eight dollars per month.
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Thomas Eden.

Thomas Eden, was attached as a marine on board of the United States schooner Ann Alossis, commanded by James Smith, and while in the line of his duty in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, against Great Britain, was taken prisoner by the enemy and was imprisoned twelve months in the prison-ship La Amathist, at Jamaica, in the year eighteen hundred and thirteen; subsequently released and served as a soldier in said war, in the company of Captain William A. Dunham, regiment commanded by Colonel James Johnston, and was honorably discharged when peace was proclaimed.

Authors note. He received a pension of eight dollars per month.
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John Gray.

John Gray, of Noble county, of the State of Ohio, was a revolutionary soldier, and was given relief in the amount of five hundred dollars per annum.
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Daniel Frederick Bakeman.

Daniel Frederick Bakeman, of Sandusky, New York, was a revolutionary soldier and was given relief in the amount of five hundred dollars per annum.
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Sampson Hays.

Sampson Hays, was a soldier in the war with Mexico, and was given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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John Gilbert.

John Gilbert, was a revolutionary soldier who was under the command of Colonel W. B. Whiting’s regiment, and now has passed, to his surviving children, relief in the full pay of a private from the date of June, 1832, till the time of his death of April 12, 1852.
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Josiah Wilson.

Josiah Wilson, of Salem, Washington County, State of New York, who served in Captain Daniel St. John’s company, New York militia, in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, with Great Britain. Was given a pension of Eight dollars per month.
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William Adams.

William Adams, was a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, a citizen of the town of Franklinville, New York, late of the thirty—ninth regiment New York infantry. Was given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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George Givens.

George Givens, now a citizen of Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, State of Pennsylvania, was a soldier of the twenty-fourth U. S. infantry, and a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. Was given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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Warren Raymond.

Warren Raymond, who was a private in the One Hundred and thirty-fourth Regiment New York Volunteers Infantry, was in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. Was given a pension of four dollars per month, which was later increased too eight dollars per month.
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John A. Parker.

John A. Parker, late a private in company K., fifth regiment of Kansas cavalry volunteers, who had his left arm shattered in battle so as to render amputation necessary. He was given a pension of fifteen dollars per month. Enlisted October 10, 1861, was mustered in same day, was promoted to Bugler. Mustered out December 2, 1865, Leavenworth, Kan.; severally wounded in thigh in action September 11, 1864, at Cross Roads, Arkansas.

Author note. As you well note there are two reports here in one he was wounded in the arm, while the other says it was in the thigh. It’s possible he was wounded twice in two different battles, or may have been wounded in one battle and the placement of his wound was in error?
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Joseph L. Clark.

Sally Clark, is the widow of Joseph L. Clark, deceased, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, who served in Captain Page’s company, of Colonel Sherwin’s regiment of Massachusetts militia, as a private, and as substitute for Newbery Morse. Sally Clark was given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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Daniel Hauser.

Daniel Hauser, now a citizen of Forsyth county, North Carolina, was a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, who served in the fifth regiment of North Carolina militia. He was given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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A. W. W. Bayard.

A. W. W. Bayard, an invalid soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, of Centre county, Pennsylvania, now deceased. His widow Susan Bayard, is now receiving his pension.
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Asbury E. Anderson.

Asbury E. Anderson, was a private in Company H, of the Fifty-seventh Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, in the war for the suppression of the rebellion. The sums he was to received was not stated, but it was for four months’ service as such private soldier, for which he has not been heretofore paid.

Authors note. Enrolled: 1861/12/19, Age 20, Where Enrolled: Boxley, Indiana, Regiment: 57, Company H., discharged 1862/09/12, Remarks disability, occupation student.
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William Laughlin.

William Laughlin, deceased, late a private in company C third Indiana cavalry, was entitled to a pension, is now given to Agnes W. Laughlin, his wife.
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Pollard Brown.

Pollard Brown, of Abbeville, South Carolina, who was a soldier of the Revolution, was given a warrant for military bounty land, for one hundred and sixty acres.
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Daniel Biggs.

Daniel Biggs, of Indiana, who was a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, and now is upward of seventy-five years of age, to be placed on the pension roll at the
rate of eight dollars per month.
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Samuel Allen.

Samuel Allen, who was a soldier of the Revolution, is now passed, his wife Pamela Allen, of Jericho, in the county of Chittenden, and State of Vermont, is given a pensopn of twenty dollars per annum.
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Simeon Webster.

Simeon Webster, of Tolland, in the county of Tolland, in the State of Connecticut, is being restore to the pension roll at the rate of eight dollars per month.
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Samuel Patton.

Samuel Patton, of the county of Hardin, and State of Kentucky, is given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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Peter Charlant.

Peter Charlant, now deceased, to his surviving children or legal representatives, the sum of two hundred dollars, as arrears of pay, and the half-pay of a sergeant, certified by the judges, at the monthly allowance of five dollars, to commence from the thirty-fir6t day of May, seventeen hundred and ninety-two, and continued to the third day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and twenty.
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James Phelps.

James Phelps, now deceased of the county of Cortland, in the State of New York, , to his surviving children or legal representatives, a pension of eight dollars per month.
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Peter Hubert.

Peter Hubert was a soldier in General Hazen’s regiment, and now has passed, to his wife Maria J. Hubert, and her children Pierre Picard, Pierre Hubert, Fran├žois Hubert, and Jean B. Hubert. To receive a pension in the amount of that of a private.

Authors note. Peter Hubert died on April 4, 1853.
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Simeon Griggs.

Simeon Griggs, who was from Vermont, and a revolutionary soldier, but has now passed, to wife Letty Griggs, a pension of six dollars per month.
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Duran T. Hunt.

Duran T. Hunt, of Clarinda, Page County, Iowa, late a soldier in Company A, Fourth Regiment Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, be placed on the pension-rolls, pension is to commence from the date of his discharge.
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James Kip.

James Kip. Was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, but is now deceased, to his son John L. Kip, and to the other surviving children, a full pension.

Author note. James Kip, died on November 19, 1834.
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Henry WaIthall.

Henry WaIthall, a revolutionary soldier, now deceased, to his wife Elizabeth Waithall, a pension, at the rate of eight dollars a month, from the time his pension ceased, to continue during her life, deducting there from the pension she has received by any former law; and that he issue a land warrant to her for one hundred and sixty acres, without any other proof.
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Amos Oney.

Amos Oney, was a revolutionary soldier, but is now deceased, to his surviving children, a pension of six dollars per month, to started from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, till his death, which occur8 red on the twelfth day of December, eighteen hundred and forty-six.
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Alexander Stevenson.


A Bill.
JULY 19, 1856.


For the relief of the heirs of Alexander Stevenson, a soldier of the revolutionary war.

Be it enacted by the Senate and house of Representatives of the United States of .America in Congress assembled, That the Treasurer of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay to the legal representatives of Alexander Stevenson, a soldier of the Revolution, for the use of his heirs, (the said Stevenson having served as a private in the sixth regiment Pennsylvania line, from about the first of January, seventeen hundred and seventy-six, till first August, seventeen hundred and eighty-three, and having been in the battle of Three Rivers, Lower Canada,) a sum equal to the amount due a private between said periods, with interest from December, eighteen hundred and thirty seven, the period when a demand for payment was made upon the government there for one month’s pay to be deducted, said amount having been paid to said soldier in his life-time; which said sum shall be in full of all claims for unpaid money due to said Stevenson and his heirs for services rendered in the revolutionary war.
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William Humphrey.

William Humphrey, of Virginia, was a soldier of the Revolution, but now has passed, to his heirs a pension of five dollars per month, to commence from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, to the twenty-second day of March, eighteen hundred and fifty, the day of his death.
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James Curry.

James Curry, was a private soldier in company F, thirty-ninth regiment Illinois infantry volunteers, and now is deceased, to his wife Ellen Curry, a pension.

Authors note. Residence BLOOMINGTON, MCLEAN CO, ILL., Age 26, Height 5' 8, Hair BLACK, Eyes GRAY, Complexion LIGHT, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, Nativity IRELAND, Joined When AUG 20, 1861, Joined Where BLOOMINGTON, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In OCT 11, 1861, Muster In Where CHICAGO, ILL., Remarks DISCHARGED FOR DISABILITY.
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John Sawyer.

John Sawyer, was a soldier of the war of the revolution, and who was from Garland, in the county of Penobscot, in the State of Maine, a pension of twenty-four dollars a year.
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James Range.

James Range, a soldier of the revolution, was given a land warrant from the state of Virginia, for one hundred acres of land, due said Range in consideration of three years services as a private in the continental line, land scrip at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. But the warrant was lost, but up on showing to the General Land Office a duplicate of said warrant he shall received in payment for any lands subject to private entry in either of the States of Ohio, Indiana, or Illinois.
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Eli Smith.

Eli Smith, was a a revolutionary soldier, and was of town of Medfield, in the State of Massachusetts, a pension of eight dollars per month.

Authors note. Smith, Eli, Medfield. Receipt dated Medfield, May 7, 1781, for bounties paid said Smith and Joseph Morse by the town of Medfield to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, descriptive list dated Hutts New Boston, May 13, 1782; Capt. James Tisdale's co., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Millin ; age, 19 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 (also given 5 ft. 8) in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, dark; occupation, yeoman (also given laborer) ; residence, Medfield; enlisted for town of Medfield ; enlisted April 30, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co., Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt.; muster roll for June, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh; enlisted April 30,1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781. dated Camp Peekskill; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Camp Highlands; also, muster rolls for Dec., 1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated Hutts New Boston; also, Capt. Tisdale's (3d) co., Col. Groatou's regt.; muster rolls for Sept. and Oct., 1782; also, Capt. Tisdale's (3d) co., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. James Mellin; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 17N3; also, Capt. Tisdale's (4th) co., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Michael Jackson ; muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 1783; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 6 mos. 29 days; also, accounts current showing clothing charged to men belonging to Capt. James Tisdale's co.; clothing charged to said Smith on various dates between Dec. 14, 1782, and Nov. 18, 1783.
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George Lynch.

George Lynch, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month, in lieu of the pension of eight dollars per month now received by him.
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Richard J. Murray.

Richard J. Murray, a soldier in the Seminole war of eighteen hundred and eighteen, to receive a pension of eight dollars per month.
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John Bradshaw.

John Bradshaw, was a soldier of the revolution, and from Goochland county, Virginia, to be placed on the pension roll at the rate of eight dollars per month.
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John W. Salyers.

John W. Salyers, of Indiana, was a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve., to be placed on the pension roll at the rate of eight dollars per momth.
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John Eaton.

John Eaton, a private soldier of the Eighteenth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He was charge with desertion, or absence, the charge was later removed and was given a honorable discharge.
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Elijah Dailey.


A BILL
JANUARY 24, 1857.


For the relief of Elijah Dailey, an invalid soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve.

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 pay to Elijah Dailey the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars, that being the amount due him to make his pay the full pay of a private from the twentieth of November, eighteen hundred
and fourteen, the commencement of his disability, to the first of February, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, the date of his certificate, increasing his pension to full pay.
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John Cullins.

John Cullins, of Ohio was a soldier of the revolutionary war, and is to be given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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Cornelius Summers.

Cornelius Summers, a soldier of the late war with Great Britain, who has now passed, to his wife Elizabeth Summers, a land warrant for one hundred and sixty acres of land, as provided by the act of September twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and fifty, for nine months’ service in said war.
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Archibald Parker.

Archibald Parker, was a soldier of the thirty-eighth regiment of infantry and was in the war of 1812, who is now deceased, to the heirs of Archibald Parker, a land warrant to be converted by them into land scrip.
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James Saxton.

James Saxton, now or late of Walker county, in the Stale of Georgia. To be given a full pension as of an officer and for his service of eighteen months.
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William Lynch.

William Lynch, a soldier of the late war with Great Britain, to be given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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Baylor Byrd.

Baylor Byrd, was a revolutionary, who is now deceased, to his wife Nancy Byrd, of Williamson county, Tennessee, a pension of eight dollars per monyh.
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Ezra Rogers.

Ezra Rogers, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, is given a pension of eight dollars per month.
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Patrick Meehon.

Patrick Meehon, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve. He was receiving a pension of eight dollars per month, to be increased to thirty dollars pea’ month, said increase to be paid from the seventeenth February, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, the said Meehon being now over one hundred years of age, without any means of support, nearly blind, and physically helpless.
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Robert Purchase.

Robert Purchase, was a soldier of the revolutionary war, and who is from Ontario county, State of New York, a pension of eighty dollars per annum.
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Ransom Clark.

Ransom Clark, an invalid soldier, to be given four dollars over what he is now receiving as a pension.
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Frank Pugsley.

A Bill.
JANUARY 11, 1867.


For the relief of Frank Pugsley, late a private soldier in company I, of the third regiment of New Hampshire volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House qf Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in the final settlement of the accounts of Frank Pugsley,
as a private soldier in Company I, of the Third regiment of New Hampshire volunteers, the accounting officers of the treasury are authorized and required to regard the date of
his discharge from the service of the United States as of the twenty-fourth day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and to compute his pay and allowances as such soldier to
that time.
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Joshua Towson.

Joshua Towson, was a soldier of tile war of 1812, who now has passed, to his wife Mary Towson, a warrant for one hundred and sixty acres of bounty land, in recompense of her husband’s services in the war of eigh7 teen hundred and twelve.

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