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WAR OF 1861
 
DECLARATION FOR INVALID ARMY PENSION
 
State of Iowa County of Jones on this 8th day of February 1877 personally appeared before me B. H. White, clerk of the circuit court, within and for the county and State aforesaid Prosper M. Burlingham aged 38 years, and a resident of the county of Linn and state of Iowa who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Prosper M. Burlingham who enlisted in the service of the United States at Anamosa county of Jones and State of Iowa on the 15th day of February 1864 as a private in Company D. commanded by Captain W. C. Mc Beth in the 5th Regiment of Iowa Cav. Volunteers in the war of 1861 and honorably discharged at Davenport, state of Iowa on the 9th day of January 1865. That while in the service aforesaid, and in the line of duty as a soldier near the place called Nashville State of Tennessee in the month of June 1864 from hardships and exposure he contracted diarrhea which became chronic still continues and greatly unfits him for manual labor.
 
Received hospital treatment as follows -1st- General hospital No. 1 Camp Mc Clellan at Davenport, Iowa and discharged for said disability.
 
Since leaving the service he resided mostly at or near Linn Co. Iowa. His occupation has been Stone Mason when enrolled he was a Stone Mason and for the purpose of prosecuting his claim he hereby appoints P. H. Fitzgerald, of Indianapolis, Indiana, his attorney in fact, with full power of substitution.
 
His post office address is Springville, County of Linn, State of Iowa. The paper ends with his mark X. He signed this pension application with an X which was witnessed by two men Valentine C. Williston, and Willard J. Cesoue; so evidently he couldn't write himself.
 
Springville is near Viola and Stone City so you might check the Springville Cemetery for his grave - Prosper Mark Burlingham also his mother and father might be there.
 
On another paper marked Army of the United States Certificate of Disability for Discharge.
 
Gives his birthplace as Solon, (or Solin) New York - date 1839 - 5 feet 8 inches- fair complexion - hazel eyes - dark hair.
 
Occupation - farmer. His trouble listed as: Chronic Dysentery and Chronic Rheumatism, resulting in anemia and great general debility. Has been under treatment several months without benefit. Is not a proper subject for transfer into the V. R. Corps. Disability incurred since enlistment. Is not a case for pension. Discharged ninth day of January 1865 at U. S. A. General Hospital Davenport, Iowa.
 
Another paper marked adjutant Generals office Date - Washington D. C. Sept. 29, 1876 states on paper the following: on the muster rolls of Co. D. of that regiment ( 5th regiment - Iowa Cavalry) He is reported absent with detachment at Nashville since July 7, 1864 - Sept. and Oct. absent in Hospital at Davenport, Iowa. Since Sept. 18, 1864 - Jan. and Feb. 1865 reports him discharged at Davenport, Iowa, January 9, 1865 on account of disability same report on Co. Mo. Roll.

Submitted by: Kreston A. Lane

Spear T. Harman, Resident of Mount Vernon, Iowa, enlisted in Company "A," 13th Regiment, Iowa Vol. Infantry, Captain J. Q. Wilis (or Willes), on the 28th day of September, 1861 at the age of 20. He was mustered into the United States service as a private for a period of 3 years on 18th day of October, 1861, at Davenport, Iowa, by Capt. Chambers, U.S.A. Mustering Officer.  He was wounded in arm and leg April 6th 1882, at Shilo, Tenn, and was discharged for his wounds Aug 1, 1862.

Spear T. Harman was my great-grandfather, and I was told by a family member that when he was well, he went back and served the rest of his time in another company.

Submitted by: Laverna

E-mail: lgpeal@aol.com 

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