Campbell County Military
George Hampton
 

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Civil War Pension Application

Submitted by Suzanne M. Pratt

 

State of Tennessee Campbell County
In Invalid Pension Claim No. 541658 of George Hampton of Co. F 6th Tenn. Infantry

The claimant comes and makes oath as follows: My residence from the time of my discharge to the present time has been in the neighborhood of Fincastle Campbell County Tennessee and my P.O. Fincastle, Campbell Co. Tenn.

At the time of my enlistment I was of sound bodily health as I verily believe. At Murfreesboro Tenn about January 1 1863 my Lungs became affected with pains in my breast caused by exposure incident to my service. I was excused from duty, but had no particular medical treatment then. And near Atlanta Ga. in August 1864 while engaged in Battle there in charging through an open field I fell exhausted from overheating when my heart became affected from which I have never recovered. I was there taken care of by comrades but had no medical treatment more than consultation with Dr. Maupin our Surgeon about it. I just took care of myself and was excused from duty a great part of the time and was favored by the officers and comrades because I would not go to the Hospital though unfit for duty by reason of the disability so contracted.

I am a Blacksmith by trade. The first medical treatment I had since my discharge was by Dr. Thurman about the year 1867, he has moved away from here and I do not know where he is, the next treatment was by Dr. Joe Overton of Fincastle, Campbell Co. Tenn, he began treatment about eleven years ago and is still my physician.

During each and every year since my discharge my said disability so contracted has prevented me from usual manual labor from month to month and from year to year, fully three fourths of the time. The fact is my disability is continuous but being a poor man I have to work all I can and on many occasions in attempting to work would have to stop, many times actually falling down, and on many occasions requiring assistance the greater part of the time since my discharge I have been confined to my room and bed.

George Hampton

attest
John Jennings
T.C. Terkim

Sworn and subscribed to before me and I certify affiant is respectable and well worthy of full faith and credit and he read and understood the above before he swore thereto, I am no kin to claimant and have no interest in his claim.
Given under my hand and seal of Circuit Court at Jacksboro, TN July 6 1885

Wm. Allen, Clerk

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