Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension


State of Arkansas, County of Carroll, SS.
“On this – day of – A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty – personally appeared before me – of the – a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid Abijah Stewart aged 39 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Abijah Stewart who was ENROLLED on the 1st day of April, 1864, in company E of the 1st regiment of E. Tenn. Lt. Arty. Commanded by Capt. W. J. Patterson and was honorably DISCHARGED at Nashville Tenn. on the First day of August, 1865; That his personal description is as follows: Age 39 years; height 5 feet 7 inches; complexion Dark; hair, Dark; eyes Dark. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at or near Marstown in the State of Tennessee on or about the 1st day of December, 1864, he was taken prisoner and taken to the Danville Prison at Dansville Va. where he contracted pleurisy and piles, which have resulted in general disability.
He also affirms he was exchanged about April 1st 1865 and immediately thereafter he entered the hospital at Grafton, Va. where he remained about fourteen days, then went home on furlough, at expiration of which he reported to his Company at Greenville, Tenn, but surgeon in Camp refused to receive him as fit for duty. The name of this surgeon he does not remember: he then returned home where he remained until his company was ordered to Nashville, Tenn. to be mustered out on August 7th 1865. Was treated by one Dr. Clarke in Greene Co, Mo in spring & summer of 1866 and by a Dr. Sweeney of Ash Grove, Mo. spring & summer of 1875.
That he was treated in hospitals as follows: Ash Grove, Mo. spring & summer of 1875.
That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise that as stated above.
That he has not been in the military or naval service of the United States since the 7th day of August 1865
That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the – of – in the State of --, and that his occupation has been that of a various light works.
That prior to his entry the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a Farmer. That he is now totally disabled from obtaining his subsistance by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation. Irenius D. Stewart of Eureka Springs, Carroll Co., Ark his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim. That he has not received nor applied for a pension; that his residence is No. – street Eureka Springs, Carroll Co., Ark and that his post office address is Eureka Springs, Carroll Co., Arkansas. “
G. C. Pendergrass
Robt. Cuthbertson
Abijah Stewart