Know all Men by these Presents, That I, David M.
appoint Blackman & Kittrell of
and in my name, place and stead, hereby annulling and revoking all former Powers of Attorney of
authorizations whatever in the premises to fully represent me before the Treasury Department and to
receive any draft that may issue in payment of an award made me by the Southern Claims Commission
as appears by report of said Commission to Congress dated Dec. 20, 1875, in claim No. 15161, and to,
from time to time, furnish any further evidence necessary or that may be demanded, giving and
granting to my said Attorney full power and authority go do and perform all and every act and thing
whatsoever requisite and necessary (illegible) as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do,
if personally present at the doing thereof, with full power of substitution and revocation, and to receipt
and sign all vouchers hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or his substitute may or
shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this Eleventh (11th) day of February,
eighteen hundred and seventy-six (1876).
David M. Lindsey
TWO WITNESSES WHO CAN WRITE.
Be it known, that on this 12th day of February in the year eighteen hundred and seventy six
(1876) before me, the undersigned, a justice of the peace in and for said County and State, personally
appeared David M. Lindsey to me well known to be the identical person who executed the foregoing
Letter of Attorney, and the same having been first fully read over to him and duly explained,
acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and that I have no interest (illegible) in the claim.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year last above written.
James R. Sloan
Justice of the Peace
(This page also includes the cover page and stamp. The stamp says “Third Auditor's Claims Division
Aug 21, 1876.”)
POWER OF ATTORNEY
Claim of David M. Lindsey for Southern Claims Commission Award Filed By Blackman and Kittrell
I Arch Mason Clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid do certify that James R.
Sloan is a Justice of the Peace in and for said County. Duly Commissioned and qualified In Testimony
whereof I hereunto set my hand and Official this March 11th 1876.
Arch Mason Clerk
Office of the Commissioners of Claims Washington, D.C. _____1872
David Lindsley, Monroe Co.
Claimant has good character for loyalty. Reported as an honorable man.
Report of Sp'l. Agent
Claim of David M. Lindsey
No. of Pages, 16
Costs, etc. $7.65
Forwarded, June 25, 1872
Page 11 ATTEST, It being noted that the portions of the foregoing Depositions which are underlined
were in reply to questions by Claimants Counsel, regarded by the undersigned as intended to prompt
or lead Witness in his answers.
Before the Commissioner of Claims
Under the Act of Congress, March 3d, 1871
David M. Lindsey
THE UNITED STATES
On this 18th day of April, 1872, at
came David M. Lindsey, Claimant, and Isaac Lindsey, Edwin Hall
John Lindsey his witnesses in the above named cause, before me, a United States Commissioner for the
Eastern District of
the said Claimant and Jas N. Ray, Attorney for the Claimant, being present and participating in the
examination of the several witnesses. The said Claimant and each witness, before any questions were
put to them, were properly and duly sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth concerning
the matter in which they were to testify, and the testimony of each deponent was written out, as the same was
given by or before me, and read over to the deponent, by whom it was signed in my presence.
United States Commissioner.
Note 1. -Insert number of the Claims, if known.
2. -”Taken” or “furnished.”
3. -Describe the military organization by name as fully and particularly as possible.
4. -State as well as can be done, the place to which the property was conveyed for the use of the army.
5. -State as fully and minutely as is possible, the particular persons or commands using the property, and to what
particular use it was applied.
6. -Give the reasons why the witnesses cannot be
7. -The claimant's name should be signed here, either by himself or his attorney.
BEFORE THE COMMISSIONERS OF CLAIMS,
Under Act of Congress of March 3, 1871
In the matter of the Claim of David M. Lindsey
of Hopewell Springs, in the
Comes now the claimant, before L. C. Houk, Esq.,
Special Commissioner for the State of
represents that he has heretofore filed with the above named Commissioners a Petition for the allowance
of a claim for property taken for the use of the
army of the
does not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars. That the said claim, stated by items, and excluding
therefrom all such items as refer to the DAMAGE, DESTRUCTION, and LOSS, and not the USE, of property;
to unauthorized or unnecessary DEPREDATIONS of troops and other persons upon the property, or to
RENT or compensation for the occupation of buildings, grounds, or other real estate, is as follows:
No. VALUE of QUANTITIES AND ARTICLES.
Item Dolls. Cts.
1 One Roan Mare $125 00
That, as stated in the Petition referred to, the property in question was taken from or furnished by David
M. Lindsey of Hopewell Spring, in the State of
who took or received the property, or who authorized or directed it to be taken or furnished, were the following:
NAME RANK CO. REGIMENT, CORPS OR STATION
Eli Long Col. Longs Caverly Brig.
That the property was removed to Tillico Plaines Monroe Co. Tenn and used for or by Longs Division of
Shermans Army; all this on or about the 8th day of December, in the year 1863, as appears by the petition
presented to the Commissioners. That the Claimant is unable to produce the witnesses hereafter to be
named, before the Commissioners at the city of
to wit: inability to meet the expences of taking
That by the following named persons, the claimant expects to prove that, from the beginning of hostilities
States; that he never, of his own free will and accord, did anything, or offered, or sought, or attempted to do
anything, by word or deed, to injure said cause or retard its success, and that he was at all times ready and
willing, when called upon, or if called upon, to aid
and assist the cause of the
far as his means and power, and the circumstances of the case, permitted.
Dr. Edwin Hall of Hopewill Springs
Isaac Lindsey of do do
Jos R. Burchfield of do do
That, by the following-named persons, the claimant expects to prove the taking or furnishing of the property
for the use of the army of the
Isaac Lindsey of
John Lindsey of do
The Claimant now prays that the testimony of the witnesses just designated be taken and recorded, at such
place and at such time as the Special Commissioner may designate, at the reasonable cost of the said
claimant; and that due notice of the time and place of the taking thereof be gien to the Claimant, or to
Submitted on this 20th day of April, 1872
David M. Lindsey
James N. Ray
P.O. Address of Attorney:
Page 16 (Front cover)
CLAIM of David M. Lindsey of
TO HAVE TESTIMONY TAKEN BY SPECIAL COMISSIONER L.C.Houk
Filed by James N. Ray
To the Honorable Commissioners of Claims
Under the Act of Congress
of March 3, 1871,
The Petition of David M. Lindsey
That he is a citizen of the
That he has a claim against the
all item of damage, destruction, and loss, (and not use,) of property; of unauthorized or unnecessary
depredations by troops and other persons upon property, or of rent or compensation for the use or
occupation of buildings, grounds, or other real estate, is as follows:
No. of Item QUANTITIES AND ARTICLES VALUE
1 One Rone Mare $125.00
Note 1. Give full names of all the petitioners.
2. Give the residence of each petitioner.
3. Give the former residence of each petitioner.
4. “Taken,” or “furnished.”
That the property in question was taken or furnished for the use of a portion of the army of
who took or received the property, or who authorized or directed it to be taken or furnished, were the
NAME RANK CO. Regiment, Corps or Station.
That the property was removed to Tillico Plaines and used for or by The Army as a Cavalry Horse
all this on or about the 8th day of December, in the year 1863. That no voucher, receipt, or other
writing, was given for the property. That your petitioner verily believe that the property described
was taken under the following circumstances, or one or more of such circumstances, viz:
1. For the actual use of the army, and not for the mere gratification of individual officers or soldiers already provided by
the Government with such articles as were necessary or proper for them to have.
2. In consequence of the failure of the troops
manner, or to have in their possession at the time, the articles and supplies necessary for them, or which they were
entitled to receive and have.
3. In consequence of some necessity for the articles taken, or similar articles; which necessity justified the officers or
soldiers taking them.
4. For some purpose so necessary, useful, beneficial or justifiable as to warrant or require the Government to pay for it.
5. Under the order or authority of some officer, or other person connected with the army, whose rank, situation, duties,
or other circumstances at the time authorized, empowered, or justified him in taking or receiving it, or ordering it to
be taken or received.
That the said David M. Lindsey of Hopewell Springs Monroe County Tennessee is the original owner
of said claim, and that he is the present owner of the same no other person having any interest
therein. That your petitioner remained loyally adherent to the cause and the Government of the United
States during the war, and was so loyal before and at the time of the taking of the property for which
this claim is made, and he solemnly declare that, from the beginning of hostilities against the United
States to the end thereof, his sympathies were
constantly with the cause for the
he never, of his own free will and accord, did anything, or offered, or sought, or attempted to do
anything, by word or deed, to injure said cause or retard its success, and that he was at all times ready
and wiling, when called upon, or if called upon, to
aid and assist the cause of the
so far as his means and power, and the circumstances of the case, permitted.
Note 5. Describe the organization as fully and particularly as possible.
6. State as well as can be done the place to which the property was conveyed.
7. State as fully and minutely as possible, the particular persons for commands using the property, and to
what particular uses it was applied or intended to be applied
8. If any vouchers or written papers were given, attach the originals or copies, or state where the originals
are to be found and give the substance of them.
9. “Taken” or “furnished.”
10. The loyalty of the owner of the property when taken or furnished, and of all persons having a present
beneficial interest in the claim, must be established by proof.
11. If any other persons than the original owner now own or have an interest in the claim, state how such
ownership or interest was acquired.
That said claim has not before been presented to any Dept. of the Govt. to Congress or to any Committee
thereof nor has any payment in full or any govt been received for the property charged for in the claim.
That Blackman and Kittrell are hereby authorized and empowered to act as Attorney for the prosecution of this claim.
Wherefore your petitioner pray for such action of your Honorable Commission in the premises as may be
deemed just and proper.
David M. Lindsey
P.L. Hanson (Not sure about first initial)
David M. Lindsey being duly sworn deposes and
says, that he is the petitioner named in the foregoing petition and
who signed the same; that the matters therein stated are true, of the deponent's own knowledge,
except as to those matters which are stated on information and belief, and a to those matters he believes
them to be true; and deponent further says that he did not voluntarily served in the Confederate
army or navy, either as an officer, soldier, or sailor, or in any other capacity, at any time during the
late rebellion; that he never voluntarily furnished any stores, supplies, or other material said to said
Confederate army or navy, or to the Confederate government, or to any officer, department or adherent
of the same in support thereof, and that he never voluntarily accepted or exercised the functions
of any office whatsoever under, or yielded voluntary support to the said Confederate government.
P.L. Hanson (Not sure about first initial) David M. Lindsey
Sworn and subscribed in my presence, the 20th day of April 1872
Names and residences of witnesses who will be relied upon to prove loyalty:
Dr. Edwin Hall Hopewell Springs Monroe Co
Isaac Lindsey do do
Jos R. Burchfield do do
Names and residences of witnesses who will be relied upon to prove the other facts alleged
in the foregoing petition:
Isaac Lindsey Hopewell Springs Monroe Co
John Lindsey do do
Post office address of claimant:
Post office address of attorney Louden Co
Note 12. If the claim has heretofore been presented to any branch of the Government, state when and where presented,
and what action was taken upon it.
13. Claimants sign here.
14. Give the names of all the petitioners.
15. If more than one petitioner, insert the words, “each for himself,” and in the next line insert “one of” in
the proper blanks.
Blackman & Kittrell
Page 20 (Front cover)
15161 July 19/72
PETITION of David M. Lindsey TO THE COMMISIONERS OF CLAIMS
Residence of Claimant
Springs Monroe Co.
Nature of Claim Quartermasters
Amount claimed, $125.00
filed by James N. Ray
Co, in the State of
from claimants promises by Soldiers of Gen.
We allow the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars.
A.O. Aldis Comms
J.B. Howell } of
Orange Ferris Claims
The Claim of David M. Lindsey, of
No. of Description Amount Claimed Amount allowed
Item Dollars Cts. Dollars Cts.
One Roan Mare 125 00 125 00
Claimant is 57 years old. He swears to his loyal sympathies and that he voted no separation and
executed his influence in favor of the
threatened by the Rebels and they plundered his house
several times. He had one son in the
Army 11 Tenn Cav and he (illegible) him to go into the service.
Two witnesses testify to Claimants loyal conversation and (2 illegibles) and (illegible) from
other statements made by him.
The mare was taken (page ends)
Page 23 (Front Cover)
COMMISSIONERS OF CLAIMS,
Act March 3d, 1871
No. 15161 41.597
David M. Lindsey of Monroe
Co State of
Amount allowed, $125.00
SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS
December 20, 1876
Blackman & Kittrel
Page 24 (See Questionnaire of David M. Lindsey)