William Cook's Confederate Pension Application

County of Shenandoah TO-WIT:

I, E. D. Newman, Judge of the County Court for the County of Shenandoah, do certify that I have carefully enquired and examined into, and am fully satisfied from the evidence adduced before me that each and all of the facts set forth in the within application are true; that the applicant is the identical person named in the application; that the application is for these reasons approved, and it is therefore certified that William Cook is entitled to receive annually from the State of Virginia the sum of Thirty dollars

Given under my hand this 14th day of Dec, 1892.

E.D. Newman

Facts certified do not indicate a disability caused by wounds equal to that which would be caused by loss of a limb - Disallowed

Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension.

I, William Cook, a native of the State of Virginia, and now a citizen of Virginia, resident at             in the county (or city) of Shenandoahin said State of Virginia, and who was a soldier from the State of Virginia, in the war between the United States and the Confederate States, do herby apply for aid under the act of the General Assembly entitled "An act to give aid to soldiers, sailors, or marines of Virginia, maimed or disabled in the war between the States, and to the widows of Virginia soldiers, sailors and marines who lost their lives in said war in the military service." And I do solemnly swear that, while in the discharge of my duty in the service of the Confederate States, as a member of Company "B" Mahones Brigade, Andersons Division, A.P. Hills Corps 12th Regiment Va. on or about the sixth day of May 1863, I was wounded in the battle of The Wilderness and that from the effects of such wound I was disabled, as follows: I received a ball shot from a musket Through the left leg between the knee and ankle joint splitting the shin bone of said leg and that by reason of such wound and disability I am now entitled to receive, under said Act, the sum of Thirty dollars annually. I further that I do not hold any national, State or county office which pays me in fees or salary over three hundred dollars per annum; nor have I an income from any other source which amounts to three hundred dollars; nor do I own in my own right, nor does my wife own, property of the assessed value of more than one thousand dollars; nor do I receive aid or a pension from any other State or from the United States; and that Iam not an inmate of any soldiers' home.

I do further swear that the answers given to the following questions are true:

1st. What is the applicant's age? Ans. sixty Eight

2nd. In what battle or combat, or under what circumstances was the applicant wounded? Ans. In the battle of the Wilderness which actually ingaged (sic)

3rd. What was the precise nature of the wound received? Ans. A ball shot from a musket splitting shin bone of left leg.

4th. What limb, if any, did the applicant lose by reason of said wound? What eye, if any, did he lose? Ans. None

5th. If no limb or eye was so lost, what is the precise nature of the disability occasioned thereby? Ans. I am now suffering from rheumatism in left hip knee and ankle joint so much that I am incapacitated from manual labor

6th. Is it total? yes

(a) Is it partial, and, if so, to what extent does it disable him from manuel labor? Ans.           

Given under my hand this 1 day of Dec, 1892

William Cook

I, E.D. Newman, Judge of the County Court for the County of Shenandoah do certify that William Cook, whose name is signed to the foregoing application, personally appeared before me in open court, and, having the said application fully read and explained to her, as well as the statements and answers therein made, she, the said William Cook made oath before me that said statements and answers are true.

Given under my hand this 14th day of Dec, 1892.

E.D. Newman

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