Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Widow's Application for Pension ~ 1927

 Anderson, James A      ~    my great grandfather.....
Third Lieutenant—Enlisted in Co. E, 24th Arkansas Infantry, at Monticello, Arkansas, June 16, 1862; appointed third lieutenant, June 16, 1862; captured at Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Douglas, Illinois; exchanged at City Point,  Virginia, April 10, 1863; resigned, March 1, 1864; 
..........born June 2, 1830; died June 14, 1905; buried in Dermott City Cemetery,  Chicot county, Arkansas;               widow Mattie Anderson filed Arkansas pension application #29293 from Chicot county, August 15, 1927.

                         State of Arkansas: County of Chicot.      

I,   Mattie Anderson,     do solemnly swear that I am the widow of   Captain James A. Anderson,     who served as a soldier in the army (or sailor in the navy) of the CONFEDERATE STATES, being a member of   Company B. W.D. Trotter,     Regiment of the   24th ARK    from the State of   ARK,  or a member of the crew of the ship called                       ;  that he was honorably discharged (paroled or released) from such service on or about the   last    day of   war  , 186 5  , and did not desert the same; that I am now and for the past twelve months have been, a bona fide resident of this ................................................ in action in excess of the value of $500.00 (not including the value of homestead; nor have I conveyed title to any property to enable me to draw a pension, and that I am not in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, the emoluments of an office in excess of $250.00 per year; that my    late   husband died     June 14th, 1904   I have never asked for pension or receive anything in any way for services;  Cap. Anderson was first 2nd Lieutenant and made Capt of Gun Boat on Miss River and.... served there until surrender in 1865     and that I have not since remarried, so help me God.                (Signature)       Mrs. Mattie Anderson  Subscribed and sworn to before me, this    26th day of July,  1927      Henry Gaster NP

Capt Anderson served under Col Hardy also Gen Churchill 

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