Campbell County Military
James F. Smiddy
 Civil War Pension

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Submitted by Debra Elam

James F. Smiddy
Co. F. 6th Reg. Tenn. Vol. Inf.
(son of Reuben and Sarah)

Pension Certificate #316433 - he signed his name.

Entered as Private, March 10, 1862, in Capt. A. Myers reg. Discharge March 24, 1865 at Nashville, Tenn.
In 1879 he is 50 years old. 5ft. 10 in Tall. Complexion Dark. Hair Dark. Dark Eyes. Listed as Farmer and Laborer (1888).

Disability: Injured in Battle near Dallas, GA July 10, 1864. Became Deaf in both ears by the explosion of a shell. Later it says "Disease of head, heart disease, Piles, the piles alone render me totally unable for work, also have rheumatism which renders me unable to even tie my shoe. I am almost totally deaf, and am totally unable to work. My name is inscribed on the Roll of Honor by order of Gen. Rosancran, for bravery at Chattanooga, Tenn."

Married Elizabeth Cooper, Dec 25, 1850 in Campbell county, TN, by S.D. Queener esq.
8 living children 3 dead
Calvin b Sep 25, 1852
Miss Mary Jane b Feb 1, 1856
Sallie/Sarah b March 1858
William b Aug 1861
Alice b Mar 1866
Eliza b Mar 1869
A. M. b July 27, 1871
Maggie b Aug 12, 1875

Witnessed signatures
S.C. Baird
S.Z. Rogers
A.J. Agee Known 10 yrs
Silas Weatherford
Lewis Wilson
R.A. Hutsell
Claud Peterson known 13 yrs
Eliza Mack known 37 yrs
Sylvester Cooper
S. Cooper known 40 yrs
William Smith
Winston Baird
W. R. Peters

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