Campbell County Military
Jas. Davenport
Confederate Pension Application

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No. 6079
Soldier's Application for Pension

James Davenport

Filed: March 7. 04
Stamped: Accepted


I, James Davenport a native of the State of Tennessee and now a citizen of Tennessee, resident at La Follette in the County of Campbell in the State of Tennessee, and who was soldier from the State of Tennessee, in the war between the United States and the Confederate States, do hereby apply for aid under the Act of the General Assembly of Tennessee, entitled "An Act for the benefit of the indigent and disabled soldiers of the late war between the States, and to fix the fees of attorneys or agents for procuring such pensions, and fixing a penalty for the violation of the same, and amendments thereto."  And I do solemnly swear that, while in the discharge of my duty in the service of the Confederate or United States (United States crossed out) as a member of the 60th Tennessee Regiment, Infantry, private in company "A"  I was wounded in the battle or battles of   blank   or contracted the following disease or disabilities to wit: Rheumatism, a pian over the right eye and scurvy, the result of maliria and typhoid fever, contracted while in said service. I was treated for said fever at Jackson, Miss., in Feb. 1863 and that by reason of such wound or disability I am now entitled to receive the benefits of this Act.  I further swear that I do not hold any National, State, or County office, nor do I receive aid or pension from any other State, or from the United States, and that I am not an inmate of any soldiers' home, and that I am unable to earn a reasonable support for myself and family.  I do further solemnly swear that the answers given to the following questions are true:

In what County, State, and year were you born?

Answer: Washington County, Tennessee, December 1844

When did you enlist and in what command?  Give the names of the regimental and company officers under whom you serving at date of wound or other disability.

Answer: I enlisted in September 1862 as a private in the 60th Tennessee Regiment, Inf. (Probably there was a change of the number of the regiment to 66th) John Crawford, Colonel, Frank Blair, Captain

What was the precise nature of your wound or disability?

Answer: I have a pain over the right eye which disables me from doing manual labor to a great extent. The physicians tell me is the result of fever. I also suffer rheumatism and scurvy.

What limb, if any, did you lose by reason of said wound or wounds, and, if no limb, state fully your disability, and if contracted in the service, and to said disability permanent?

Answer: Same answer as before and the disability is permanent.

Were you incapacitated for service by reason of said wound or disability incurred?

Answer: Yes, about four months, when I was in the hospital at Jackson, Miss.

Were you discharged from the army by reason of said wound or disability?

Answer: No. I was taken prisoner May 17, 1863 and was paroled Feb. 1865.

If discharged from the army, where were you and what did you do until the close of the war?

Answer: I was not discharged until the war closed. I was made a prisoner at Big Black River near Vicksburg, Miss.

What was the name of the surgeon who attended you?

Answer: I do not know

How did you get out of the army, when and where?

Answer: I got a parol as a prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland

Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government?

Answer: Yes.

If so, when and under what circumstances?

Answer: At Strawberry Plains, Tenn., we were made to take the oath

Are you married, or have you been married?

Answer: Yes

If so, what is the size of your family living together?

Answer: Wife and some children

What are the respective ages of your wife and the children living with you?

Answer: wife, 25 years (2d wife) from 28 down to 12 years respectively

To what sex do your children belong?

Answer: 3 boys and four girls

Are not some of your children able to support you?

Answer: No, they are all poor

In what business are you now engaged, if any, and what do you earn?

Answer: I am engaged in ore digging at about one dollar per day when able to work. I am unable to work about half of the time.

What estate have you in your own right, real and personal, and what is the value?

Answer: I have a small house and lot worth about $600.00 on which I owe about $500.00, & house and kitchen furniture worth about $150.00

What estate has your wife in her own right, real and personal, and what is the value?

Answer: None

How have you derived support for yourself and family for the last five years?

Answer: By hard labor, and working some times when unable.

Do you use intoxicants to any extent?

Answer: No

How long have you been an actual resident of the State of Tennessee?

Answer: All of my life

Have you an attorney to look after this application?

Answer: Yes

If so, give his name and address?

Answer: Jno. P. Rogers, La Follette, Tennessee

Witness my hand, this 29th day of February 1904

James Davenport


W. B. Rose           , Physician.

Thomas Williams, Witness.

George Rogers    , Witness.




Campbell              County. )     Personally appeared before me, Ph. Schlosshan a Notary Public of said County, the above named James Davenport the applicant, with whom I am personally acquainted, and having the application read and fully explained to him, as well as the statements and answers therein made, made oath that the said statements and answers are true.

Witness my hand and seal of office, this 29th day of February 1904

James Davenport



Campbell              County. )     Personally appeared before me, Ph. Schlosshan a Notary Public of said County, the above named W. B. Rose one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing application, and who is a physician of good standing, and being duly sworn says that he has carefully and thoroughly examined James Davenport, the applicant, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities:

Rheumatism of Shoulders and hips & legs. There is stiffness of shoulders & hips with lack of motion to a notable degree, also scurvey loss of two thirds of teeth With pain over rite eye caused by great debility from Rheumatism & Scurvey, he is totally encapacitated for the performance of manual labor by reason of above troubles. To do xxxxx Justice he can't work without great pain

Witness my hand and seal of office, this 29th day of February 1904

Ph. Schlosshan, Notary Public


Campbell              County. )     Personally appeared before me, Ph. Schlosshan a Notary Public of said County, the above named George Rogers and Thomas Williams, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing application, with whom I am personally acquainted, and known to me to be citizens of veracity and standing in this community, and who make oath that they are personally acquainted with the foregoing applicant, and that the facts set forth and statements made in this application are correct and true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they have no interest in this claim, and that said applicant's habits are good and free from dishonor. And they further make oath to the following facts touching the applicant's service in the confederate army:

They were neighbors to the applicant 33 years and twelve years respectively, and from that we know and believe that his above statements are true

Witness my hand and seal of office, this 29th day of February 1904

Ph. Schlosshan, Notary Public

J. N. Russell,
Attorney and Solicitor,
LaFollette, Tenn.


July 13, 1904.
State Board Of Pension Exrs.
Nashville Tenn.


Dear Sirs:

Mr. Jas. S. Davenport who is a client of mine desires me to look after a claim for him that has already been filed for a confederate pension. Will you be so kind as to advise me of the status of the claim?

 Yours truly,
J N Russell

J. N. Russell,
Attorney and Solicitor,
LaFollette, Tenn.


Aug. 18. 1904.
Hon. Frank A. Moses
Nashville Tenn.

Dear sir:

Can you give me any information in regard to the claim of J.S. Davenport. If you remember I wrote you some days ago in regard to this claim stating that Mr. Davenport's atty was dead and that he had asked me to represent him in this matter. Thanking for a statement of the condition of this claim I am

 Yours truly,
J N Russell


(Envelope post marked LaFollette Tenn and dated Aug 20 130PM 1904.)

Addressed to:

Hon. Frank A Moses
Of the State Board Of pension Exrs.
Nashville Tennessee.

J. N. Russell,
Attorney and Solicitor,
LaFollette, Tenn.

Aug, 29.1904.
Hon. Frank A. Moses Special Exr.
Nashville Tenn.

Dear sir:

You will please recognize J.N. Russell of LaFollette Tenn. as my attorney in the prosecution of my Claim for Confederate Pension for the reason that Mr. Ph. Schlosschan the member of the firm of Rogers & Schlosschan is now dead and was the attorney whom I trusted to prosecute the claim. Rogers is giving the claim no attention, I suppose for that reason.

Yours truly,
J S Davenport

(Envelope post marked Jacksboro Tenn Sep 1 1PM 1904)

Addressed to:
Hon. Frank A Moses Special Exr

J. N. Russell,
Attorney and Solicitor,
LaFollette, Tenn.

Sept 2 1904
Hon Frank A Moses
Nashville Tenn

Dear sir,

I here will enclose for J. S. Davenports letter which explains his reasons for his course and requests. Can I have the status of the case.

Yours truly
J N Russell

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Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners
Nashville, Tenn. Sept 6 1904

Chief Record and Pension Office,
Washington, D. C.:

Dear Sir:

Jas Davenport

who is an applicant for pension under the Tennessee Pension law, claims to have been a member of Company A.     60th Regiment Tenn Infty C. S. A., and to have been paroled from prison at Pt Lookout Md in the spring of 1865.

Please notify this office if the records in your office confirm this statement.

George B. Guild


Dated: Sep. 8 1904



Nashville, Tenn.,
Sept. 6, 1904.
James Davenport,

Co. A, 60th Tenn. Inf., C. S. A.

Tennessee Bd. Of Pension Examiners
By George Giuld, President.

Verification of service and parolement from prison at Pon????? Md., of above named, who is an applicant for pension.

WASHINGTON, September 9, 1904.

Respectfully returned to
The President.

Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners.
Nashville, Tennessee.

The records show that James Davenport, Company A, 60th (also called 79th) Tennessee Infantry, C. S. A., enlisted September 5, - - -, at Jonesboro, to serve for three years; that he was captured at Big Black, Mississippi, May 17, 1863; that he arrived at Point Lookout, Maryland, September 26, 1863, and that he was exchanged February 10, 1865.

F. C. Ainsworth
The Military Secretary.

Jno. T. Rogers


Attorneys at Law and Real Estate Agents.

LaFollette, Tenn. Nov 1, 1904.

Col. Frank A Moses.


Dear Sir:

I am addressing you in behalf of an other "old rebel". His name is James Davenport. And says my late partner Ph. Schlosshan, late last winter prepared a declarationfor him and sent to your board. If it has been filed will you please so inform me and I will get up his proof when called for. If it has not been filed please send me a blank declaration and I will file it for him. The old man is in great need of his pension, so he informs me.

Yours truly,

Jno. T. Rogers

Jno. T. Rogers


Attorneys at Law and Real Estate Agents.


LaFollette, Tenn. Nov. 18, 1904.

Col. F. A. Moses,


Dear Sir:

I wrote you in behalf of J. S. Davenport, who thinks he has an application in for pension, which should have been filed last March, but have heard nothing of from you. Will you please inform him or me whether or not a declaration is on file. And if not, send me a blank declaration to execute and option.

Yours Truly,

Jno. T. Rogers.
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