Affidavit for Pension Application
notice- the civil officer before whom this affidavit is executed should be
careful to fill in all spaces, both in the caption and jurat.
of Tennessee, County of Hamilton, ss:
the matter of restoration of the name James Winters to the pension rolls
this 8th day of August, a. d. 1901, personally appeared before me a notary public
in and for the aforsaid county, duly authorized to administer oaths Joseph a.
Mysinger aged 54 years, a resident of Igous ferry in the county of Hamilton, and
the state of Tennessee whose post-office address is Igous ferry well known to be
a reputable and entitled to credit, and who being
duly sworn, declared in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
he is well acquainted with claimant James Winters and lived a near neighbor to
said winters since he could remember. Affiant knows that the claimant was always
loyal to the government and never gave volunteer aid and comfort to the
confederate cause. he remembers that while the war was going on about dec1862,
said winters was at his father's house near Soddy Tenn when the rebel soldiers
came to the house after said winters and my father they saw the soldiers turn
enough to run and the soldiers persued them (running?) as they went. the
soldiers captured both winters and father. they took my father off but turned
him loose next day as he was over confederate age winters was taken on but
deserted and returned in a few months & and hid out in the gulch until the
federals come in.
further declares that he has no interest in said case and is not concerned in
Joseph A. Mysinger
( signatue of affiant)
if affiant signs by mark, two witnesses who can write sign here)
Notorized Sept 25 1901-the date stamped
of pension, back pay, bounty and property
B. Jones claims prosecuted successfully
claims attorney my fees depend upon the success in all cases
are expected to keep me whole in the matter of postage
Chattanooga, Tenn., June the 30th 1902
faded) E. F. WARE.
Commissioner of pensions
Washington, D. C.
James winters, late of Co A 6th regt tenn mtd infantry, was a pensioner
at the rate of six dollars per month, under the act of June the 27th 1890,
certificate no. 822182.
was dropped from the rolls upon the alleged round that he rendered volunteer
service in the confederate army. at this stage of the proceedings he employed
me, and i filed a declaration for his restoration to the pension rolls, and in
connection therewith, submitted the affidavits of Isaac Lewis, James Lewis,
Jerome Lovelady, William Lovelady, and R. M. Dyer, to the effect that claimant
was an original union man, that he was in hiding in the mountains to evade
conscription, when forced by hunger to come to the valley for provisions, was
seen by some confederate soldiers to enter a farm house , when they surrounded
the premiss, and clamant was fleeing across the fields to the woods, was fired
upon and captured, and taken to Chattanooga and cast into prison. claimant
remained in prison for several (can't read) when he was taken under guard to
mobile ala, and placed in a (can't read), remaining with it only about five or
six weeks , when the battery was ordered to Virginia , and while passing near
clamaints home, he deserted and was the last the conferderacy ever saw of James
Winters under their jurisdiction.
The said winters joined the
U. S. army, the very first opportunity and has
an honorable discharge there from. now what is in this record that would indicate
, even remotely, that the claimant rendered volunteer service in the confederate
It don't require a very discriminating mind to know , that it was because
he would not volunteer in the confederate army that he was shot at and put in
jail, and treated otherwise so harshly.
the claimant or myself, have been notified of any action taken by the pension
bureau, since the filing of the proof above indicated, but the enclosed letter
from judge moon, to the claimant, would seem that they have been
if the proof filed by me has been considered in connection to with this case,
and adverse action to claimant has been taken
may i ask the character of proof, and what amount will it require to
restore this old soldier to the pension rolls, if proof will do it at all.
am very respectfully
your obedient servant.
L. B. Jones.
of the Interior
A, 6 Reg't Tenn Mtd Inf.
D. C., April 19,1898
you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below?
The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to
Are you a married man? If so, please state your wife’s full name, and her
maiden name. Answer. yes E. L.
Winters maiden name E. L. Morgan
When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer. Yes June 12,1892 Dayton Tenn
by Wm Morgan J. P.
What record of marriage exists? Answer. County record & family record
Were you previously married? If so please state the name of your former wife and
the date and place of her death or divorce. Answer.
Yes Sophia Morgan died Dec 26,1885 at Daisy Tenn
Have you any children living? If so please state their names and the dates of
their birth. Answer. H. D. Winters borned Oct 8 1858
S. Winters borned May 2 1868
W. Winters borned Jan 17 1871
J Winters borned March 9 1875
Winters " March 14 1878
of reply, April 25, 1898
Winters was eventually restored to the pension rolls. He passed away in 1906 and
is buried in Poe Cemetery, Daisy, TN.
and submitted by April Mast.