Confederate Pension Application of Edward R. Wall
Carroll County, Virginia
Contributed by Deronda Spiller
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Transcribed from Image Catalog Card, January 18, 2002
Wall, Edward R.
Confederate Pension Roll, Page 1,
Pension Application for Disabled Confederate Soldier, Act 1902 as Amended.
Roll No. 453
County, City—Carroll Co. Va.
Name—Edward R. Wall
Post Office—Hillsville, Va.
Filed in Auditors Office——191?
Paid Warrant No.———
Date of Payment—Sep. 22 1911?
Confederate Pension Roll, Page 2,
Pensioners now on the Roll are Not required to make new applications, but must file annual certificate.
Must be Filed with the clerk of the Corporation or Circuit Court of your City or County.
(No application will be entertained, not on this printed form.)
FORM NO. 2.
APPLICATION of disabled Soldier, Sailor, or Marine of the late Confederacy, Under Act of April 2, 1902, as Amended.
I—Edward R. Wall—do hereby apply for pension under the provision of the act of the General Assembly of Virginia approved April 2, 1902, as amended, entitled “An act to aid the citizens of Virginia who were disabled by wounds received during the war between the States while serving as soldiers, sailors, or marines of Virginia and such as served during the said war as soldiers, sailors, or marines of Virginia, who are now disabled by disease contracted during the war or by the infirmities of age,**** and providing penalties for violating provisions of this act.” I do solemnly swear that I am a citizen of the State of Virginia and that I have been an actual resident of the said State, for two years and of the City or County of my present residence one year next, preraling? the date of this application, and that I was a soldier (sailor or marine) of the Confederate States in the war between the States, and that I am now disabled, and that from the effects of such disability I am incapacitated from following my usual and ordinary occupation or any other occupation for a livelihood; and that during the said war I was loyal and true to my duty, and never, at any time deserted my command or voluntarily abandoned my post of duty in the said service and that by reason of such service and disability, I am now entitled to receive a pension under the provisions of said act, And I do further swear that I do not hold any national, State, city or county office which pays me in salary or fees TWO HUNDRED ($200.00) dollars per annum; nor have I an income from any other employment, or source whatever which amounts to TWO HUNDRED ($200.00) dollars per annum nor do I receive from any source whatever money or other income of support amounting in value to the sum of Two Hundred ($200.00) dollars per annum; nor do I own in my own right nor does anyone hold in trust for my benefit or use, nor does my wife own or anyone hold in trust for my wife, estate or property, either real, personal, or mixed, either in fee or for life, of the accrued value of SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY ($750.00) dollars: provided, however, that a soldier, sailor or marine who is totally blind, or who lost a hand or foot while in the discharge of his duty during the war shall be entitled to a pension unless he or his wife shall have an estate of the accrued value of FIFTEEN HUNDRED ($1,500.00), nor do I receive any aid or pension from any other State, or from the United States, or from any other source, and that I am not an inmate of soldiers’ home and am without means of support either direct or indirect, and I do further swear that the answers given to the following questions are true:
I./All questions must be answered fully–be explicit:
1. What is your name?…….Edward R. Wall
2. What is your age?…….60…….years
3. Where were you born?…Wythe Co…… Va….
4. How long have you resided in Virginia?….55 years…
5. How long have you resided in the City or County of your present residence?…36 years..
6. In what branch of the service were you?.. Southwest Va…5th Batalan…..Regiment…A ..Company
7. Who were your immediate superior officers?…Captain Bosang….Colonel Preston…Captain..Bosang
8. When did you enter the service?…………….1863…
9. Where did you enter the service?…..*this could be Hillsville or Wytheville Va……
10. When and Why did you leave the service?….Wytheville Va…upon the surrender of Lee..in April 9 1865
11. Where do you reside? If in a city, give the street address…..Hillsville, Va….County of….Carroll, Virginia
12. Have you ever applied for a pension in Virginia before? If so, why are you not drawing one at this time?….No….
13. What is your usual and ordinary occupation for earning a livelihood?……Farming…
14. Are you following such occupation or any other occupation or employment at this time? If yes, state the nature and extent of same……..No……
15. What is your annual income?……$150.00…Note–By income is meant the annual gross receipts derived by you from all crops (whether sold or used) wages and other sources valued in dollars.
16. How much property do you own?…two horses and wagon.. Real Estate$…??????? Personal Property$……? Cow and tools to farm with…
17. What is the exact nature of your disability and the ?????? thereof? …..I contracted bronchitis during war and hurt my spine and have rheumatism, which left my throat diseased *to mor??
18. Are you totally or partially incapacitated by such disability?…..partially…
19. Give the names and addresses of two comrades that served in the same command with you during the war……Name…Leint. Wiley Mathews…* Car…Va…Name…Thomas Gardner…Hillsville..Va
20. Is there a camp of Confederate Veterans in your city or county?….yes..
21. Give any other information you may possess relating to your service or disability which will support the justice of your claim….I am not able to do much manual…* I am a poor tired ?????…and did all service that I was enlisted to..
A signature made by X mark is not valid unless witnessed by a witness.
Witness………… Signature of Applicant….Edward R. Wall , his signature
I, E. W. Franklin Chairman Pension Board, in and for the County of Carroll, in the State of Virginia do certify that the applicant who’s name is signed to the foregoing application personally appeared before me in my ………aforesaid having the aforesaid application read to him and fully explained, as well as the statements and answers therein made, the said applicant made oath before me that the said statements and answers are true.
Given under my hand this 14th day of Sept. 1910 Signature of Officer E. W. Franklin, His signature
Oath of Resident Witnesses of the County of Carroll in the State of Virginia
N. H. Farmer
A. Howlett X his mark
Witnessed by J. G. Ryers
Signature of Officer, E. W. Franklin
Affidavit of Comrades
We Thomas Gardner and A. W. Mathews do solemnly swear that we are residents of the County of Carroll and that the applicant who’s name is signed to the foregoing application for aid under the act of General Assembly of Virginia, approved, April 2, 1901, and amended, be personally well known to us, and that we have know him for…….years and that we were soldiers (sailors or marines) in the military (or Naval) service of Virginia or of the Confederate States during the war between the United States and the Confederate States and that the said applicant who was also a soldier (sailor or marine) in the said service during the said war, was, with us, members of the same command and that the said applicant was a true and loyal soldier (sailor or marine) and was faithful in the discharge of his duty and that we verily believe that he is disabled ???? and in the manner in his application stated and that his claim is just. And that we have no personal interest in the allowance of his claim under the said act.
Thomas Gardner…..his signature
A. W. Mathews……his signature Comrades
Subscribed and sworn to before me a Chairman P. B. in and for the County of Carroll, State of Virginia This 19th day of Sept. 1910
E. W. Franklin….Signature of Officer
AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES NOT COMRADES
CERTIFICATE OF PHYSICIAN
The physician will please read carefully the answers to questions 17 and 18 and the following certificate before filling out.
I C. B. Nuckolls a practicing physician in the County of Carroll in the State of Virginia do certify that I am personally acquainted with the applicant and that from a personal examination, I am clearly of the opinion that he is disabled by reason of, physician will here state SPECIFICALLY the nature of the disability and the range thereof and if such disability be total, WHETHER The applicant is deprived thereby of all ability to pursue his usual and ordinary occupation or any other occupation for a livelihood, and if the disability be partial, to what extent the applicant be hindered thereby from pursuing such occupation as aforesaid. If the physician considers the disability total, he will in addition to the cause disclosed by the examination, repeat the language underscored above…
Rheumatism, Chronic Bronchitis, or consumption with the ????? debility resulting there from. The applicant is deprived hereby of all ability to resume his usual and ordinary occupation or any occupation for a livelihood by more than one half. And I have no personal interest in the allowance of this applicant’s claim.
Given under my hand this 24th day of Sept. 1910 C. B. Nuckolls, M. D.
CERTIFICATE OF CAMP OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
I W. H. Suthereland, Commander of Jennings Haynes Camp of Confederate Veterans of the County of Carroll in the State of Virginia certify that the said camp has examined into the merits of the foregoing application for aid under the act of the General Assembly of Virginia April 2, 1902 as amended and being satisfied of the justice of said claim, hereby recommend the same under the provisions of the said act and that the said camp has no personal interest in the applicants claim.
Given under my hand this 5th day of October 1910 W. H. Sutherland, Commander
CERTIFICATE OF EX-CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS
CERTIFICATE OF COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE
I J. C. Mathews, Commissioner of Revenue in the County of Carroll in the State of Virginia do certify that the applicant ( his wife or trustee for his wife) who’s name is signed in the foregoing application for aid under the act of the General Assembly of Virginia approved April 2, 1902, as amended, be charged on the land and personal property books of the said Co. with ?????, real, personal, and mixed, of the assessed value of $????.
Given under my hand this ……day…..of……1911
J. C. Mathews, Commissioner of Revenue
CERTIFICATE OF PENSION BOARD
I, E. W. Franklin, Chairman of the Pension Board of the ……Carroll of ….County, State of Virginia do hereby certify that the foregoing application has been examined and approved by said board.
In testimony where of I hereto set my hand, this 14th day of March 1910.
E. W. Franklin
Chairman Pension Board
CERTIFICATE OF JUDGE
This court from an examination of the forgoing application, and of the affidavits, certificate, etc. therewith filed and herein annexed ?, and of such witnesses as were required and hereby called by the court * bring satisfied that the said application be supported by the affidavits, certification, etc. and of personal well known Reputation for truth, honesty and integrity, and that the claim of the said applicant in just and in due form doth certify the same to the Auditor of Public Accounts.
Given under my hand the 17th day of March, 1911
P. L. Massie
I have placed an asterisk * by the words that I am unsure of. There should probably be more asterisk than I have used.
Transcribed from the Records held at the Library of Virginia, Jan. 18, 2002.