Civil War Pension Application
contributed by Marlene
Typed as is - misspelled words/names
1 Sep 1898 at So. Pittsburg, County of Marion,
State of Tenn.
ISAAC MILLER deposes:
I am about 57 years old. I work
at the Pipe works as common laborer. P.O.
as above. I served in C-1 Tenn Inf from Jan 1, 1862 to
Jan 1 65. I had no prior nor subsequent service. My first Capt
was VINCENT MYERS
of Claiborne Co. Tenn & my next Capt was ALFRED C. AYTES
of Cumberland Co.
Tenn. I don't know a thing about being transferred
to Co. A but the Rgt
was raised Aug 9, 1861 and I was enlisted later in in Co. C
and then when the
Regt was mustered out Oct 17, 1864 I was with about 300 others
of the Regt given
a 30-day furlough and after that met at Kingston Tenn at the
30 days where all four Regt that hadn't served our times
out were put on duty & I
was under 1 Lt. JEFF ROGERS (who had been in Co. B) and
that may be what
they call a transfer to Co. A. JEFF ROGERS was at
St. Louis Mo last I heard. I lived in Campbell
Co. Tenn near Well Spring P.O. prior to enlistment for
7 yrs & I was born & raised in Campbell Co. I
was a farmer. I was acquainted with ISAAC BRIDGES,
JAS THOMAS (two of them), WM DILES or DOYLE, DAVID
LAY, JAS MCNEELY; RUBEN CRAIG; WM CANNON, DAVID MCNEW, JAS
MCNEW, LEMUEL HILL,
NARVIL HILL, EWENS BAKER, JAMES BROWN, WM BROWN, FRANKLIN MILLER
They all live right around in the old
settlement, also DR. LAFAYETTE
LEWIS. I had typhoid fever two years before I enlisted
and outside of that I was very healthy & stout
too. DR. JONES treated me for that fever. If
living he is at Jacksboro, Campbell Co. Tenn. I
over that fever. WM DILE was a close neighbor then & my brother
will know of it. That was about 1858 or 1859. I
had a bad spell.
I was stripped to the waist and examined at enlistment by an
army surgeon. I
know it was DR. MCMILLAN and he was our surgeon. I dont know
where he is.
GEORGE WHITTON was my mess mate & we
slept together. He
was from Union Co. near Clinch River near Heatherly's Ford.
ALLEN SEXTON (whereabouts
not known), JOHN PECK, ISAAC BRIDGES (Lost Creek, Union
Co. Tenn), MARTIN
ELSON (dead), GEORGE HEATHERLY (Craigs Ford Campbell Co.
Tenn), FRANCIS NANCE
(dead), JAMES B. THOMAS (- Gager Co. Neb) were my mess-mates. My Ord.
Sgt was JOSEPH ELLIS (Maynardsville Union Co. Tenn), T. W.
PAGE (dead) was our
first Ord Sgt. 1Lt was JOHN HEATHERLY (in Texas) & 2 Lt
CAN (?) ROGERS (dead).
2ND Sgt was ISAAC BRIDGES & SILAS BULLARD (dead) & JOSEPH ROMINES
was Corp. 1 Lt was J.T. MAUPIN after HEATHERLY resigned.
first sickness in the Co. was measles at Somerset Ky Jan, 1862
along toward the last of Jan. I had never had them
before. I was in hospital at Somerset Ky for measles
and for about 10 days & was sent
back to Co & pronounced well then relapsed with
measles on march from Somerset to London & Cumberland
Ford Ky about Feb. 1, 1862 and never did any more duty until
about June 1, 62. I was left in Hospital at London Ky with
this relapse. CAPT
AYTES was Hos. Steward when I was in hospital at Somerset.
I can't say who was in the hospital with
me at London Ky . My brother
LEWIS MILLER was left there to take care of me. He was in my Co. & was
killed at Kingston Tenn by Wheelers Cavalry in the service.
to Co. I was weak & could only talk in a whisper. I stayed
at London Hospital
3 weeks before I was returned to the Co. & it was June
1862 before I
did any duty. The measles settled in my left lung in breast & the
of my head and made me hard of hearing in my left ear and I
have had a fluttering & thumping
of heart ever since. Any excitement causes fluttering of
my heart & I have a cough at times. And I base
my claim for pension on
this result of measles together with rheumatism, piles & rupture.
draw $12 per month under new law.
I next had rheumatism and
piles at Murfreesboro Tenn in Jan 1863
just after the big fight. That was caused by laying
in the rain all night giving me sudden cold about
Jan 15 or 20 1863. I was in hospital camp in winter
quarters sick & excused from duty but not in hospital
there & WHITTEN
waited on me & ribbed me with whiskey also. J.B.
THOMAS waited on
me. My rheumatism was in the muscles of the back,
hips, & legs running
through the knee joints down to the end of my toes and while
I was down with
rheumatism I got costive and piles came on me. It is itching
bloody piles. I
never did any duty then until Apr 1863 & in fact not much more
all summer. I
have continued to suffer more or less every year since with
piles & rheumatism.
My next sickness was again at Cleveland Tenn in May 1864
in march to Ga & I
was left at Cleveland Tenn with rheumatism & piles
and JAKE THOMAS (Well Springs Campbell Co. Tenn, if living)
was left to wait on me & was
there 2 or 3 weeks when we went to the front together & got
to the Co. at Atlanta Ga & went into battle the same day.
I was in the hospital at Cleveland & SMITH DANIEL (of Claiborne
Co. Tenn) was sick there at same time. I was next
sick at Atlanta
Ga where I got ruptured in right groin in July 1864 about
middle of July 1864.
It was caused by a strain carrying logs to build breast works. It was
just about dark when I was hurt. It just stung & the
next morning I
showed it to WHITTEN who said the little lump that had come
out when I was ruptured
was my guts & I went to DR. MAUPIN there (not in my Regt)
who said it was rupture. DR.
MAUPIN lived in my old vicinity & is dead & has
been about 8 years.
I was ruptured by stepping in a hole & throwing
the weight of
the log against me & straining me. Of course
it wasnt as large then as now. I didn't
know who had hold of the log with me. But CORP. JOS ROMINES & JOHN
PECK & BATE NUNN were in the detail to build the breast works. I
can't call up others there. I never did any more
duty but light
camp duty after that. DR. MAUPIN said I would get well of rupture
if I didn't
strain but a laboring man had to strain. NUNN & ROMINES
saw the rupture
the next day I think. I can't say who else saw it
but everybody knew it
after the doctor put it back. WHITTEN put a pad & belt
on me. I got it from DR.MCMILLAN. I
had no other ailments in the Co. I have continued
to suffer every year since discharge with all my disabilities.
At discharge I went
back to Campbell Co. where I came from and stayed there seven years
and farmed and the same neighbors knew me up there.
I was first
treated by DR. RICHARD GREEN (dead) for rheumatism & piles & heart
trouble. Then DR. LAFAYETTE LEWIS treated
me for same things. Then DR.- RESECCU of Well Springs
Tenn (if living) & Dr. HARBINSON
of Cumberland Gap Tenn treated me also for same things.
to this county then & have been here ever since, living
either at Victoria or So. Pittsburg & I have been living
in this place
since Aug 1883. I have worked at furnace & pipe works & farmed since
I came here. My first doctor down here was ALEXANDER
of Jasper Tenn (dead),
DR. RICHARD SHETEM (dead) & DR. TOWNSEND now in New York
City. I don't know
his full name DR.- MCCURDY (left here & whereabouts
DR. T.W. JOHNSON next & still treats my family. DR. GRIFFITH
nor DR. LOWLER
have ever treated me. I don't suppose Dr. GRIFFITH knew I had
till I went to him to be examined.
JOHN CARROLL is dead so
is ELIZABETH JONES. J.F.
MILLER (a cousin) has been gone 4 or 5 years & I
expect he is about Fincastle Tenn unless
he went west. JOSEPH HENDERSON is gone & his whereabouts
is not known. DR.
KITCHENSIDE went to Ga. I dont know where. He was old. WM
CARROLL is about Bridgeport Ala. I think. I haven't
seen him in long
time. T. J. LEWIS & J. R. MANIS will be able
to testify as to my condition down
here. JOSEPH HENDERSON would be one of my best witnesses as
to continuance here if you can find him. I have been married
to SUSAN JONES
Jan 18, 1866 in Campbell Co.. She died Nov. 22, 1883 and that
was my only marriage & I
have no children under 16 yrs old.
I have been damaged about ___
I can't do any manual labor now. I just
do light jobs now. I get $1.00 when I chip castings & 90
cents for other work when I'm able to work. I worked
14 days last month & 11
the month before & in June I worked none. That
is about an
average. I understand you & I am correctly reported. I
hear you now l__ co___ & those
marked you may recall my ___.
(Signed) Isaac Miller, deponent.