Pension File # 8389
State of Tennessee
SOLDIER'S APPLICATION FOR PENSION
NAME D. B. Felts
Filed Aug 25, 1906
FILE IS STAMPED Accepted
[View Pension Application for wife, Sarah Elizabeth (Daniel) Felts]
I, D. B. Felts a native of the State of Tennessee and now a citizen of Tennessee, resident at near Bells in the County of Crockett in said State of Tennessee, and who was a soldier from the State of Tennessee in the war between the United States and the Confederate States, do hereby apply for aid under the Act of the General Assembly of Tennessee, entitled "An Act for the benefit of indigent and disabled soldiers of the late war between the States, and to fix the fees of attorneys or agents for procuring such pension, and fixing a penalty for the violation of the same." And I do solemnly swear that I was a member of Co. I. 12th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry in the service of the Confederate or United States, and that by reason of disability and indigence I am now entitled to receive the benefit of this Act. I further swear that I do not hold any National, State, or County office, nor do I receive aid or pension from any other State, or from the United States, and that I am not an inmate of any soldier's home, and that I am unable to earn a reasonable support for myself and family. I do further solemnly swear that the answers given to the following questions are true:
In what County, State and year were you born?
Answer: Haywood Co. Tennessee - born April 12th 1843
When did you enlist and in what command? Give the names of the regimental and company officers under whom you served.
Answer: March 1863 - Co. I. 12th Regt. Tenn Cavalry - Green Col. - Reubin Burrow Lt. Col. John Hicks Capt. - Brown 1st Lt. - Chas. Stewart 2nd Lt.
In what battle or battles were you engaged, and, if not wounded, state what disabilities did you receive, if any?
Answer: Collierville, 1863, Smith raid Mch 1864, Brice's Cross Roads 1864 - Forrest's raid Midl Tenn 18654 - Hurst at Bolivar 1864 - By measels taking effect on stomach & Bowels and Bronchitas.
What was the precise nature of your wound or disability, if any?
Answer: Health failed
Were you incapacitated for service by reason of said wound or disability incurred?
Answer: To some extent I was
Were you discharged from the army by reason of said wound or disability?
If discharged from the army, where were you and what did you do until the close of the war?
What was the name of the surgeon who attended you?
Answer: Dr. Shawl
How did you get out of the army, when and where?
Answer: At the surrender about May 4 1865, Gainsville Ala
Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government?
If so, when and under what circumstances?
Answer: 1862. General Order Federals before I went into army
Are you married, or have you been married?
Answer: Yes sir
What are the respective ages of your wife and children living with you?
Answer: My wife's age 58 years
To what sex do your children belong?
Answer: Never had any
Are not some of your children able to support you?
In what business are you now engaged, if any, and what do you earn?
Answer: Farmer - short support
What estate have you in your own right, real and personal, and what is its value?
Answer: None - except some Household - Horse and a few Farm implements
What estate has your wife in her own right, real and personal, and what is its value?
Answer: 13 1/2 acres of land - $275.
How have you derived support for yourself and family for the past five years?
Answer: By work on farm
Do you use intoxicants to any extent?
Answer: Do not use it in any form
How long have you been an actual resident of the State of Tennessee?
Answer: During my entire life
Have you an attorney to look after this application?
Answer: No sir
If so, give his name and address.
Witness my hand, this 21 day of August 1906
(Signed) D. B. Felts
(Signed) S. A. Henderson, Physician
(Signed) S. J. Hopkins, Witness
(Signed) W. F. Webb, Witness
STATE OF TENNESSEE,
Personally appeared before me, J. C. Best, Notary Public of said County, the above named S. A. Henderson one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing application, and who is a physician of good standing, and being duly sworn says that he has carefully and thoroughly examined D. B. Felts, the applicant, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities:
I find the applicant to be suffering from general debility due to old age. He also has a broncal cough which he has had for several years.
Witness my hand, this 22 day of Aug 1906
(Signed) J. C. Best, N.P.
Note in file:
This is to certify that Mrs. Sarah E. Felts, died at my home in Gadsden, Tenn, on the night of Nov. 12, 1924.
This Dec 1st, 1924
Mrs. I. Daniels
This application has been provided for personal use only, and is not to be copied,
redistributed, or used for any commercial purposes.